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How does development happen in Arvada?

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm MDT

How does development in Arvada happen?

Come join APA as we hear from Michael Griffith, the Chair of the Arvada City Planning Commission, as he presents the Arvada City development process.
Do you ever wonder how new businesses or subdivisions are approved? Does the city have an overall plan? How can you learn about new projects and have input into the process? Come and find out!

Join us on Saturday, June 8th at 4:00pm-5:30pm. Come in person in the meeting room at the First United Church of Arvada (7195 Simms St) OR on on



Speaker Bio: With over 15 years of experience as a licensed landscape architect and urban designer, Mike Griffith has consistently led innovative thinking in public spaces. His hands-on approach to complex infrastructure projects has driven success for clients across the Front Range. Mike’s expertise lies in practical solutions for mobility, green infrastructure, and community resiliency. He has a proven track record in project management and design leadership, delivering conceptual studies to final implementation.

Mike has led the urban design scope for major projects in the Denver metro area, including the Brighton Boulevard Redevelopment, Sloan’s Lake Redevelopment, Federal Boulevard Greenway, Alameda Underpass Study, McGregor Square Redevelopment, and 16th Street Mall Redevelopment. He is deeply committed to community service and serves in various roles, such as Chair of the Planning Commission, Chair of the Board of Adjustment, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Olde Town Business Improvement District.

Last fall, Mike joined the APA and appreciates the organization’s dedication to bringing challenging issues into the public square. He is looking forward to having an open discussion on development, advocacy, and the future of our city – where all should feel welcome to grow and thrive.


June 8
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm MDT
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First United Church of Arvada
7195 Simms St
Arvada, 80004
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