What is Grandview Station?
Grandview Station is a proposed mixed-use development at the northeast intersection of Grandview Ave. and Vance St. that aims to transform underutilized land into a vibrant spot for residents, locals and visitors to use and enjoy. With convenient access to Olde Town Arvada and the new G Line, Grandview Station will feature 14 for-sale condominium units as well as 3,900 square feet of activated ground-floor retail space.
Why are the units for sale rather than for lease?
We believe in projects that create a sense of community and provide lasting value to the neighborhoods they serve. By listing these units for sale rather than for lease, we’re confident that we’ll attract buyers that will take pride in their homes and contribute to the safety and cleanliness of our community. Future buyers will also contribute to making Olde Town an active, 18-hour community – a defining characteristic of any transit-oriented district.
What will Grandview Station look like?
Although current zoning regulations allow for two-story buildings, the City of Arvada’s Board of Adjustments approved a variance that redistributes the building’s height over three stories instead of two. The Board of Adjustments approved our request by a 7-0 vote in February 2019. In addition, the City of Arvada has agreed to issue an administrative variance allowing for a permittable building height of 33.5-feet instead of 32-feet.
With a goal to respect and connect to the authentic character of Olde Town Arvada in a new building, Grandview Station’s proposed architecture is consistent with existing developments along Grandview Ave. and will step back the building’s second and third stories to minimize the impact to solar access for our neighbors and create outdoor living space for our residents.
What will the units look like?
The majority of the flats will be two-bedroom/two-bathroom and it is anticipated that they will range in size from about 950 to 1,150 square feet. Each flat will feature outdoor living space, a dedicated home office area, secure parking and elevator access. The building will also have bike storage and garage storage lockers available to the owners.
When is construction expected to begin?
Pending completion of city review and upcoming Planning Commission and City Council hearings, construction will begin in early 2020 and is expected to be complete by early 2021.
When did you purchase the existing properties?
We closed on the property at 7317 Grandview Ave. in February 2015 and on the properties at 7315 Grandview Ave. and 7318 W. 57th St. in December 2018. The properties purchased in December 2018 were actively listed on the MLS for approximately 17 months before we put them under contract.
Do you have plans to save the existing houses on the site?
We enlisted forensic structural engineering firms in August 2014 and again in December 2014 to evaluate the integrity of the properties. The reports determined that the properties suffered from decades of deferred maintenance, making them economically unfeasible to rehabilitate. Report highlights can be found here.
We have publicly offered to assist with relocating the properties, however no interested parties have come forward.
Per a 2017 Olde Town Retail and Vibrancy Study, these are the only properties along Grandview Ave. that have not been converted for mixed-use, retail or commercial use, negatively impacting the street’s retail continuity and character. Additional governing documents cite that when these properties are to be re-developed, they should be mixed-use with greater density.
Is the neighborhood aware of your plans for Grandview Station?
Since 2014, we have held numerous meetings with important neighborhood organizations, advocacy groups, Olde Town business and property owners to understand their concerns and design a development that complies with government guidelines, respects Olde Town’s authenticity and contributes a lasting sense of character and place to the community.
Public comment was welcome at our January 2019 neighborhood meeting, February 2019 Board of Adjustments hearing and August 2019 Design Review Committee hearing.
We have earned the support of many of our neighbors and local business owners, including:
- Phil Shell, Managing Broker, RE/MAX Alliance
- Cindi Kreutzer, Community Advocate
- Ron and Bonnie Staadt, Owners of Breadwinners
- Rebecca Cardie, Arvada resident and Olde Town property owner
Who is developing Grandview Station?
Grandview Station is developed by Brick Investments, a Denver-based real estate investment and development firm. Brick Investments brings a unique mix of neighborhood engagement and community vision to create development projects that provide long-term, sustainable value to the cities and neighborhoods they serve.
Has Brick Investments developed properties in Arvada before?
Through a mix of investment, design and development, Brick Investments has been involved in six projects within one mile of Olde Town Arvada. As with each project, we are committed to working with our neighbors and investing in properties that advance our communities.
Brick Investments has developed 5360 Townhomes at 5360 Allison St., Hidden Acres Cottage Condominiums and will soon break ground on Hidden Acres Pocket Park Homes, both at 8520 W. 52nd Ave.
Why are the properties boarded up and fenced?
The properties were boarded and fenced at the recommendation of the Arvada Police Department following multiple arrests for breaking and entering. The Arvada Police Department shared the following statement:
"The Arvada Police Department responded to the Grandview Station LLC properties 22 times in 2019 reference criminal trespasses and extra patrols related to criminal activity. The Arvada Police Department arrested 13 individuals from the property for felony crimes. Criminal Trespasses continued to occur until Arvada Police contacted a responsible party with Grandview Station LLC. The police department provided Grandview Station LLC with crime prevention tools to assist with decreasing the number of arrests occurring on the property. The Arvada Police Department recommended putting up a fence to restrict individuals from easily accessing the property. Since the fence has been erected, no further arrests have been made on the property. Crime prevention may not be aesthetically pleasing but, preventing certain types of crime is more important. "