Candelas Subdivision

Arvada, Colorado

Civil engineering services for this 1,487-acre mixed-use development. As one of the last large developable parcels in Arvada, this is a highly visible project within the city. The ridge offers spectacular views of the front range, Standley Lake, and downtown Denver. At ultimate build-out, the development will have 7M SF of office/retail/commercial, and 3,700 residential units. The first phase of residential development, currently under construction, is 1,800 single-family residential homes on 800 acres. It incorporates significant open space, park areas, and pedestrian trails that access Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge and will eventually tie into future neighborhoods and business centers within the community.
The development posed several engineering challenges related to the naturally steep terrain, Big Dry Creek and tributaries traversing the project, and geological issues. Martin/Martin worked closely with the land planner, owner, and geotechnical engineer to resolve challenges and pose creative, viable solutions that enhance the project while maintaining the integrity of the existing terrain.

Project Info

Owner: Arvada Residential Partners
Master Planner: Norris Design
Completion: 2012 – ongoing
Construction Cost: $450M+