Jobs in Urban Areas
This strategic result focuses on new jobs that are located in either urban centers or corridors. DRCOG defines urban centers as places that will be active; pedestrian, bicycle, and transit friendly places that are more dense and mixed in use than surrounding areas; allow people of all ages, incomes and abilities to access a range of housing, employment, and service opportunities without sole reliance on having to drive; promote regional sustainability by reducing per capita vehicle miles traveled, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption; and respect and support existing neighborhoods.
In Arvada, Candelas, Olde Town and Ralston Fields areas are designated as urban centers. This strategic result is aligned with POLICY N-2.7: Transit Stations of the Comprehensive Plan, which states the City will encourage workforce housing near transit stations where appropriate.
The creation of new jobs within the community is recognized by City Council as an important element to increasing the community's economic vibrancy. Additionally, City Council has identified key commercial areas for these jobs to be located. Locating jobs in these areas allows the City to plan for commercial activity.
There were 52 new jobs added to Urban Centers and Corridors in April 2019, bringing the overall total to 3,086.
New business license applications will include the number of new jobs brought to the community in targeted areas and targeted industries. Targeted areas and industries have been identified and provided to the Finance Department by AEDA. The IT Department will assist in providing an automated report of these figures to AEDA.