Saving Our City

PPOT May imagewith Clemency  Change is coming to Olde Town Arvada. We are a group of concerned citizens that are working to ensure that this change doesn’t destroy the historical character that makes Olde Town special. We are pro-development, but believe development should be in keeping with the Olde Town charm. Current plans call for five story buildings to go up in this area. We are working to get the city to revise these plans to better match the city’s own design guidelines.

Join us in fighting for the town we love.  Take a look at what a difference Park Place Olde Town will make to our charming and historic community!  Click Here


New Petition – Don’t encroach on McIlvoy Park!

McIlvoy Park is Arvada’s oldest park, treasured by residents and visitors to Arvada alike.  In 1919, Clemency McIlvoy bequeathed the land to the city to forever be used as a park.  Using part of Arvada’s first park to construct the entry walks for a five story apartment building is against the terms of the bequest, and threatens the ownership of the city’s park – and the right to enjoy it that Clemency McIlvoy intended to benefit the citizens of Arvada. 

The beneficiary of this encroachment is the developer of a 5-story, incompatible apartment building, who plans to install 9 cement sidewalks, with landscaping, thereby making this portion of the Park unusable by citizens.  Not only is this the first park in Arvada, but it is also a small park.  The grassy areas have already been shrunk by many sidewalks and related landscaping.

Such an encroachment violates the restriction in Clemency McIlvoy’s original deed. “It is agreed and understood that this land is transferred to the town of Arvada for the use of the public as a park and shall be known as The McIlvoy Park.”  This deed was recorded at 10:55 am on May 15, 1919, in the Jefferson County Recorder’s Office, Book 216, page 114, should any citizen wish to view this public record.

March 15, 2014 – Update on proposed lawsuit against the City of Arvada 

Earlier this week, attorney’s for SAN, the City, and the developer met.  A follow up meeting to include SAN members, City staff, and the developer is currently being scheduled.  SAN will continue to push for the principles we have been working towards throughout our involvement with the Park Place Olde Town project.



On March 3, 2014, Representatives of Save Arvada Now presented a draft Complaint and Request for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief to the City Council.  See the complaint by clicking this link.

See Nancy Young’s comments when she presented the Complaint to City Council. Click here.


Read a summary of the proposed “Park Place” development.  And take a look at our video, to see how Park Place Olde Town threatens our town.

What can you do?

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