About Olde Town

Olde Town is the city’s downtown district, with a turn-of-the-century Main Street Americana ambiance, It is the heart of Arvada, with lots of shops, boutiques, galleries, events, restaurants, breweries and a winery, Olde Town has something for everyone. After the discovery of gold, the town grew as railroad and trolley lines from Denver were built and agriculture thrived. Olde Town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is both a vibrant and growing district and a historic gem.

Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District

In 2014, the business and property owners in conjunction with The City of Arvada, created the Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District (BID).  The BID is funded through an 8.5 mill levy on all commercial properties within the district along with a grant from the city.  The district is generally bordered on the north by Ralston Road, the south by Grandview Avenue, the east by Teller Street and the west by Yukon Street.

The BID's operating plan focuses on advocacy, marketing and events, placemaking, mobility, physical improvements and safety.

The BID is governed by a seven member board comprised of business and/or property owners that serve a three year term.  The current board is:

  • Deborah Pearson - President
  • Scott Spears - VP
  • Lori Drienka - Secretary
  • Debbie Hanson - Treasurer
  • Charlie Berger
  • Brandon Capps
  • Antonia Pappas
  • Lisa Reich
  • Karen Wood

The BID Board generally meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. During the holidays, meetings may be changed to accommodate the calendar. Special meetings may be held throughout the year. All board and special meetings are open to the public.  Meeting agendas with meeting locations are posted in kiosk in the Olde Town Square, Olde Wadsworth & 57th Street or in the resources below.