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A 50th Year to Remember

Northglenn Continues to Grow, Develop for Future

2019 will be a milestone year for our city as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. Our year-long celebration of achievements promises to highlight our unique place along the Front Range. We are moving ahead with many projects including shopping revitalization, infrastructure updates, public safety improvements, and neighborhood engagement. We have so much to celebrate.

As a recap of 2018, last September was a signature month as we cut the ribbon on our new Justice Center, the first new municipal building that Northglenn has constructed since the early 1980s. This state-of-the-art facility, home to our Police Department and Municipal Court, serves as a shining landmark of our proud city.

Also, council approved construction of a new recreation center, theatre and senior center. With input from our residents, the recreation center will include a leisure pool, expanded fitness, cardio and weight rooms, and a walking track. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2019.

Work is complete and the doors are open on the new Ralston House, a nonprofit organization that provides a safe place to interview juvenile victims or witnesses of crime.  

Exciting improvements are on the horizon to refresh and rebrand the Northglenn Marketplace, including the addition of a movie theater and new retailers, service providers and restaurants. Also, the city is working with Karl’s Farm Dairy to attract mixed-use development to the property.

The city has conducted extensive public outreach with residents and local business owners to update our Unified Development Ordinance, also known as the zoning code. The new code is more user-friendly, preserves community character and provides an updated template for future development.

To further engage and connect with our community, our city planners are creating neighborhood services that will feature a “Block Party Trailer” available for residents to rent at no charge. Community clean up events will be offered this spring, allowing the free drop off of unwanted and hard-to-dispose-of items.  

The Police Department will conduct more outreach to better serve the community. There are plans to bolster our Neighborhood Watch program, collaborate with apartment communities to address crime trends related to high density housing, and educate businesses on crime prevention.

The city has started projects to enhance Northwest Open Space, including the addition of restrooms and a concession area, concrete trails, relocation of the playground, drainage improvements and increased parking on the central portion of the site. We are excited about the improvements to Kiwanis Pool, which include the addition of a new splash pad and replacement of the bath house. We are working toward completion of both projects in time for some summer fun. 

We understand that traffic is a concern, and the city is taking measures to mitigate speeding issues and provide safer crossings. Speed humps were installed for traffic calming at Claude Court, Livingston Drive, Melody Drive and 112th Place. 

Also, a federal grant and city dollars will fund engineering, design and roadway improvements at East 112th Avenue. The sidewalk will be extended at the future commuter train crossing at the intersection of East 112th Avenue and York Street and a traffic signal will be installed at Fox Run Parkway and 112th Avenue.

While we look forward to celebrating 50 years of success, we are dedicated to making positive changes throughout our community and region.

Upgrades to the city’s water and waste water infrastructure will continue in 2019 to assure residents have safe drinking water and a reliable sewer system. The Northglenn Underground Water Project will enter the design phase as we hire a contractor to configure an improved pump and pipe system for transporting wastewater.

Finally, we will continue efforts to connect with residents through our anniversary celebration, events with our elected officials, telephone town hall meetings, fresh programming on NGTV, and engaging content on our social media channels.

While we look forward to celebrating 50 years of success, we are dedicated to making positive changes throughout our community and region.

We welcome 2019 and will continue to build on 50 years of pride, history and prosperity. Northglenn is an amazing community with residents who care deeply about their hometown. There’s no limit to what we can accomplish together.

Mayor Carol Dodge