The Green at 38th

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The City of Wheat Ridge began public engagement in 2018 on a project to transform the area between Stevens Elementary and 38th Ave into a future public gathering space. During the fall 2021 engagement phase, 177 respondents completed the project survey, ~30 attended the public meeting, and ~1,100 users visited the online project page. You can see the results from this engagement in the ""November 2021 Updates" section.

As of winter 2022-2023, the project has entered final design. The project hopes to release a request for proposal and contract with a construction company in 2023 to be fully prepared to begin construction after the 2023-2024 school year ends.

If you'd like to learn more, read further on this page and watch the 12-minute Projects Concepts Options Video to view possible elements that could be included in the new space.

Check for updates on this page for information on this project.

The City of Wheat Ridge began public engagement in 2018 on a project to transform the area between Stevens Elementary and 38th Ave into a future public gathering space. During the fall 2021 engagement phase, 177 respondents completed the project survey, ~30 attended the public meeting, and ~1,100 users visited the online project page. You can see the results from this engagement in the ""November 2021 Updates" section.

As of winter 2022-2023, the project has entered final design. The project hopes to release a request for proposal and contract with a construction company in 2023 to be fully prepared to begin construction after the 2023-2024 school year ends.

If you'd like to learn more, read further on this page and watch the 12-minute Projects Concepts Options Video to view possible elements that could be included in the new space.

Check for updates on this page for information on this project.

Questions to and Answers from the Project Team

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    As a resident of West 38 apartments, I am very excited about this project! However, I have not seen any considerations about impacts to residents such as the stage orientation and the proposed bathroom location immediately adjacent to the apartments. Since the project started before the apartments were built, are any considerations being made for the new apartments?

    ATH asked about 1 year ago

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest and excitement about this project! The plans for, and eventual construction of, the West End 38th apartments have been considered from the start of the Green at 38th project. 

    There have been significant considerations around the stage location and orientation. A major piece is the sun/sun-setting, as many events held at this location will take place on summer evenings. It was important to orient the stage so that neither performers nor spectators have to look into the sun. The project consultant even did a Solar Study (that you can see on the right towards the bottom) mocking the sun impact on different times of the year (and times of day). Another consideration was directing sound towards 38th to create a welcoming public space. Stevens Elementary and Jeffco Public Schools also had input on the stage location and orientation so it fit with their use and safety needs. You can see the final two concept options for the park (A and B) with two different stage options, with the location in Concept A eventually being the final choice following public engagement and City Council review. 

    The san-o-let enclosure will hold 1-2 portable restrooms and will be serviced regularly. Placing it on the edge of the space within trees and landscaping was recommended as optimal for use within the space and for the aesthetics of the space. 


    Thanks again for your interest and excitement for the forthcoming Green at 38th,

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    B has the stage being hit directly with the setting sun. This might mean events are going to be difficult for the performers with the sun hitting them in the eyes. Has this been considered? Would it be better to move the stage to the west side in plan B? The performers would not be impacted. Also the viewers might be sitting lower to the ground and not be as impacted by the setting sun. Maybe trees could be planted behind the stage to further block the sun and shade the stage.

    redwards asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for this thoughtful question. The issue of the west facing stage in concept B came up at the public meeting and in survey responses. The design consultant, Architerra, will ensure the final design addresses this concern through either a revised stage location or orientation. Thanks again for your question!

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    I'd prefer the amphitheater to be at the Lutheran site

    Betty jo page asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your feedback. The Lutheran Legacy Campus Master Plan process is wrapping up and residents have expressed interest in civic uses which could include park and performance space. Visit https://whatsupwheatridge.com/lutheran for more information and for details on upcoming hearings including Planning Commission (October 7) and City Council (October 25). Again, thank you.

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    Climate chage is real. Bicycling to this beutiful park and school should be safe and secure with a child-teen friendly bike path along 38th from Clear Creek to the new park. What plans, as a part of this project, for all of WR citizens? And, the entire population of children? who become teenagers and want to ride on their bikes to meet other teenagers?

    Ed asked over 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. Enhancing Wheat Ridge’s bicycle and pedestrian access is important. Specifically, sidewalks on 38th Avenue are a priority for this City Council. While no firm plans have been determined at this point, staff will be bringing ideas to Council early next year for consideration. Continuous walking and cycling paths are included in the Wadsworth Boulevard Improvement Project from I-70 (Clear Creek Trail) to about 32nd Avenue. The project breaks ground in October.

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    Will the city be reconsidering its noise ordinance restrictions? I think it would be a shame to have such a great facility for music and events and only be able to use it 8 times per year due to permit restrictions.

    Audacity asked over 2 years ago

    Thanks for your question. The City’s noise restrictions do not apply to public property and so this space will not be subject to the 8-permit limit. However, the City is always considerate of neighbors when programming event times and frequency.

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