• The cities of Northglenn and Thornton will hold a public meeting next week to provide an update on the new RTD FasTracks North Metro line station planned at 112th Avenue and York Street.

    The neighboring cities are looking to garner public input and feedback on the latest concept and plans for the new station at the upcoming meeting, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 29 at at Malley Drive Elementary School, 1300 Malley Drive in Northglenn.

    All aboard for upcoming meeting

    Cities of Northglenn, Thornton, to provide update on RTD North Metro line station

    Girders are being set along the Skyway Bridge, soon to be the state’s longest. The bridge will span 9,500 feet and is an integral part of RTD FasTrack’s North Metro line, which will provide service to Northglenn, Thornton and the surrounding region, with future plans to expand the whole way to Highway 7 in north Adams County.

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    IF YOU GO:

    A public meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 29 to discuss the 112th Avenue Station Master Plan.

    The meeting will take place at Malley Drive Elementary School, 1300 Malley Drive in Northglenn.

    The format of the meeting is as follows:

    • 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. — Welcome and open house
    • 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. — Presentation
    • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Closing and open house

    For more information about the 112th Avenue Station, call Smith at 303-450-8741, Widomski at 303-538-7342, or visit the project website at www.northglennstation.org.

    To speak to someone in Spanish about this project, contact a Spanish-speaking project team member at 720-936-1769. Spanish translation will be available at the Public Meeting.

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    The cities of Northglenn and Thornton will hold a public meeting next week to provide an update on the new RTD FasTracks North Metro line station planned at 112th Avenue and York Street.

    The neighboring cities are looking to garner public input and feedback on the latest concept and plans for the new station at the upcoming meeting, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 29 at at Malley Drive Elementary School, 1300 Malley Drive in Northglenn.

    “We’re really happy to be getting back out to the community and show people some of the concepts that have been produced based on the input we’ve received,” said Northglenn Project Manager and City Planner Becky Smith. “By listening to the public and having worked with technical experts, our neighbors in Thornton, RTD and other regional partners, we’ve developed some conceptual ideas for the plan that aim to support a vibrant, walkable area that integrates well with the existing community.”

    The goal is to engage the community in the planning process as planners present information and concept ideas. Because the station will serve residents from both communities, the two cities are working together to identify opportunities for a station area that jointly benefits all residents.

    The Northglenn and Thornton Project Team had gained valuable input from the public last fall and are now presenting alternative concepts based on the technical analysis and cumulative effort of outreach conducted to date to obtain input for the station area.

    The project team will be providing a presentation about the updates to the Station Area Master Plan. Attendees will be able to discuss the study with the project team and to provide input about:

    • Proposed land use concepts;
    • Bicycle and pedestrian connections;
    • The character of future development;
    • Integration with the Industrial Park;
    • And traffic operations.

    The goal of the public meeting is to obtain input about the concepts and ideas that have been developed based on the technical analysis and input collected regarding the existing area, and what improvements are desired within a half- to 1-mile radius around the station.

    “Thornton’s supportive of the concepts, ideas and options that are moving forward,” said Thornton Senior Policy Analyst Karen Widomski.

    “We’ve gotten to this point through a great partnership with Northglenn and hearing from both communities’ residents to identify the opportunities for providing easy access to transit from the surrounding neighborhoods,” she added. “We look forward to continuing to work together as we move towards completing the planning portion so that this station area jointly benefits all our residents.”

    Feedback and ideas collected from the public meeting will be used to refine conceptual alternatives as the planning process for the 112th Avenue Station nears completion.

    “We are eager to see what residents think about the alternatives generated and hope to move forward with an integrated station area that serves the community well,” Smith said. “We will refine concept plans based on input collected, known market conditions and other considerations, in order to present the preferred scenarios to both our city councils for support.”

    For more information about the 112th Avenue Station call Smith at 303-450-8741, Widomski at 303-538-7342, or visit the project website at www.northglennstation.org. To speak to someone in Spanish about this project, contact a Spanish-speaking project team member at 720-936-1769. Spanish translation will be available at the Public Meeting.

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