In with the Olde: Arvada Gets a New Transit Hub

After nearly three years of construction, the Olde Town Hub in Arvada, Colorado, is finally open to the public! This combination parking structure and RTD bus transfer and commuter rail facility is our largest “people-oriented” transit project to date.

And it is so much more than a parking garage. The facility is an important transfer point for multiple bus routes and serves RTD’s new G line commuter rail station in Olde Town Arvada.

The design for this facility is incredibly complex, starting with its placement. In order to respect the surrounding neighborhood and preserve its historic views, the structure was tucked into an existing hillside, including a new events plaza on the upper deck, a transit terminal for RTD buses on the ground floor and four levels of parking with the capacity for 660 cars.

Olde Town Hub Parking Garage Rendering

There are three public plaza entrances (on three separate levels) along with a series of vehicular bridges which integrate the building with its surroundings. One of these bridges allows for event trucks to reach the upper levels, which is designed as a “festival deck.” Arvada is known for its many festivals throughout the year, and this new facility will be the perfect space to host them.

The Olde Town Hub was designed to complement Olde Town Arvada and stands as a herald to the city’s strategic development future. It is the first of a new series of planned developments within the surrounding nine acres and beyond.

We are incredibly proud of the end result and honored to have finished the project for the City of Arvada and RTD. Project teams at RNL completed the architecture, landscape architecture, lighting design, master planning, and urban design and planning for the project.