Develop in Arvada

The City reviews development projects to ensure they are consistent with the community's values and that they are implemented in ways that support and enhance our safety and quality of life. Watch a quick video about the Development and Review Process.

In This Guide

This online handbook will guide you through the four step development review process that is used in the City of Arvada. You will find detailed information, helpful hints, resources, and answers to common questions for each phase of development. If you would prefer to print these resources, please download the Bluebeam Document Management (PDF) guide.

The Development Review Process

Development Review Resources



The City of Arvada utilizes eTRAKiT, an online software tool, to facilitate the development review process. Follow the instructions to create your online account. This system provides access for you to:

  • Submit your pre-application and application electronically
  • Upload supporting documents
  • Review and address comments
  • Interact with your designated planner

eTRAKIT Application

Property Information

Search for property information, current zoning, and much more.

Land Development Code

Access the City of Arvada's Land Development Code (LDC) and a glossary of terms.

City of Arvada Engineering Code of Standards & Specifications

Review the requirements for the design and construction of public improvements.