Eastlake Subarea Plan​Eastlake Subarea Plan (2017 Update)

Background to the 2017 Subarea Plan update

The town of Eastlake was originally settled as a railway village about 100 years ago and incorporated into Thornton in 1990. In 2003 Council adopted a Subarea Plan for Eastlake and the development code was amended to reflect the recommendations of that plan.

Since 2003 there have been many changes that affect Eastlake and the surrounding area. The most important of these is the location of the Eastlake at 124th transit station, which is a transit stop on the North Metro Line, planned to open in 2018. This transit stop is located directly east of Old Town Eastlake and has been designated the temporary end of line until enough financing is acquired to build the line to the ultimate end of line station just north of Hwy 7.

This subarea plan update focuses on Old Town Eastlake and is bordered to the west by the railway line and proposed station, to the north by Birch Street, to the east by York Street, and to the south by two larger properties located south of 124th Avenue just to the east of the railway line. The plan boundary also includes the Post Office and adjacent commercial area just east of York Street.

Planning Process

The planning process for this project started early 2016. Community meetings were held April 28, 2016, August 22, 2016, and November 17, 2016. A neighborhood meeting primarily for Old Town Eastlake residents, business owners, and property owners was held September 19, 2016. For more detail, please see the links to the community meeting display boards and the City Council meetings on the right side of this page. The Subarea Plan also includes two studies addressing future parking challenges in the area. The first study (Appendix 3 of the Eastlake Subarea Plan) looks at the overflow transit parking and the second (Appendix 4 of the Eastlake Subarea Plan) examines parking for local businesses. These two studies were included as appendices in the final approved document and can be found by clicking this link and reading the appendices. 

The Eastlake Linkage Design Principles, found in Appendix 2 of the Eastlake Subarea Plan, were developed as part of the subarea plan to provide a way to reflect the history and character of Eastlake and are included as an appendix in the approved Subarea Plan.



Adoption of the Plan

The Eastlake Subarea Plan 2017 update was approved by City Council on February 28, 2017. The final document including the resolution is posted on the right hand side of this web page.

Thank you to everyone who attended the community meetings and contributed towards the Plan!


Have Questions? Contact Long Range Planning: 303-538-7295


Eastlake Subarea Plan Approved Document