Presented by Dave Chandler and Greg Murray to the Northwest Quadrant Feasibility Study in the autumn of 2000... fifteen years ago.
Since this beltway alternative was created, the Leander Parks development has been renamed Five Parks; the proposed Vauxmont project has been renamed Candelas; and the interchange of State Highway 58 and I-70 now is accessible from both traffic directions.
One of the reasons a grocery store and other necessary businesses like a drug store, or a dry cleaners, or a hardware store haven’t opened in the Indiana Avenue and Highway 72 area, is because traffic counts on those roads is not high enough. In other words, those kinds of businesses need more than the local residents to make a profit, they need ‘destination’ and/or thru-traffic, too.
If the City of Arvada adopted the Arvada Parkway plan or something very similar a decade and a half ago instead of foolishly putting all of their eggs in the ‘beltway/tollway’ basket -- we’d have a major arterial in western Arvada now -- and all the traffic safety and amenities that would accompany it.
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