State of the City: Building a Great 2018

Mayor Carol Dodge
Mayor Carol Dodge
Northglenn Riding Wave of Strong Local Economy

The New Year has arrived and the City of Northglenn is welcoming 2018 with open arms!

Positive trends in the economy and housing market will enable us to move forward with major public facility projects, infrastructure upgrades and neighborhood revitalization, all of which contribute to enhancing our community image.

The northern Interstate 25 corridor is rapidly developing and attracting primary employers, innovative businesses, retail opportunities, quality housing projects, and entertainment venues. These improve the quality of life and create jobs for our residents. Northglenn sits in a desirable location to benefit from the surrounding growth, and the year ahead promises to be a productive one.

Northglenn Justice Center

This past year we witnessed construction begin on our new Justice Center, the first new municipal building that Northglenn has constructed since the early 1980s. This new 45,000-square-foot home to our exemplary Police Department and Municipal Court provides a stunning impression from I-25. It will accommodate the growth and spatial needs of the Police Department well into the future. We look forward to a very proud grand opening this fall.

Ralston House

Ralston House Design
Groundbreaking and construction will begin this year on the new Ralston House, which provides a safe place for law enforcement and district attorney staff to interview juvenile victims or witnesses of crime. This $1.7 million project is a multi-jurisdictional effort of the communities in the 17th Judicial District (Adams/Broomfield counties), which came together to share funding for the construction. Northglenn is proud to be the home of this facility, which was truly a regional collaboration.

Karl's Farm Dairy

Our city will also see development plans progress on our last greenfield area located at Karl’s Farm Dairy. This location consists of 60-65 acres of opportunity and a developer is currently under contract. The master plan concept includes mixed uses ranging from residential and retail to parks and open space, all connected by an enhanced street network. This is an exciting transit-oriented development opportunity for Northglenn due to the proximity of the project to the Eastlake FasTracks station.

Additional 2018 projects

Upcoming Challenges

While we are fortunate to reap the benefits of a growing economy, we must also deal with some of the challenges that accompany the growth. Highway gridlock, crowded residential streets, speeding through neighborhoods and near schools and an increase in our homeless population are a few of our local issues. These issues are not unique to Northglenn, as all Front Range cities and towns are experiencing similar concerns.

The solutions lie in regional collaboration with our neighbors and state legislators. We are stronger working together to overcome our obstacles and Northglenn is dedicated to making positive changes throughout our community.

So we welcome 2018 with open arms and look forward to both the prosperity and challenges that this new year will undoubtedly deliver. Northglenn is an amazing community with residents who care deeply about their hometown and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish when we’re armed with confidence and positivity.

– Mayor Carol Dodge

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233