Olde Town Arvada Street Closures and Activation to begin Friday June 12th
As part of its next phase of recovery and support for local businesses, the Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District (BID) has worked with the City of Arvada to close select blocks to traffic beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2020. These closures are part of an effort to create an open-air, pedestrian-friendly environment that complies with social distancing mandates while promoting economic growth for its local businesses.
The Olde Town Arvada BID began developing this plan after hearing a desire from the business community to reimagine how public space can be used. “We heard support from so many business owners within the community, across sectors. There is an understanding of what it means to be a true community and ensuring Olde Town Arvada remains a vibrant district with a healthy mix of businesses is beneficial for everyone.” said Joe Hengstler, Executive Director of the Olde Town Arvada BID. “It is our goal to provide an environment where visitors are able to return to their favorite Olde Town establishments while still feeling safe.”
While establishments within the street closures will have the ability to serve additional patrons by expanding patios into the streets, the BID is working with businesses throughout Olde Town to identify creative outdoor dining options, including using space along the sidewalk or adjacent parking lots with an eye to ensuring that all of Olde Town Arvada is activated and ready for business.
The current closure plan includes Grandview Avenue from Webster Street to Olde Wadsworth Boulevard and sections of Olde Wadsworth Boulevard between Grandview Avenue and Grant Place, maintaining essential access for businesses along the street. The closures are planned to last through Labor Day. Learn more here: https://arvada.org/explore/olde-town-arvada/olde-town-arvada
As COVID-19 began affecting communities across America, organizations throughout Arvada, Colorado, united to create the Arvada Resiliency Task Force. The taskforce has supported efforts to understand the impact of COVID-19 closures and responded quickly with programs, resources and policy shifts including business surveying and comprehensive needs assessments, curation of local, state and federal resources and information, responsive programming to help maintain economic vitality and communication platforms to connect and inform businesses. Temporarily closing streets in Olde Town to help businesses reopen safely is the next step in the recovery effort.
A cross-section of local partners make up the Arvada Resiliency Taskforce including the Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Arvada Economic Development Association, Arvada Visitor’s Center, City of Arvada, Olde Town Business Improvement District, Apex Parks and Recreation, Community First Foundation, Thrive Workplace and The Arvada Center.
For more information, visit https://oldetownarvada.org,