The Northwest Subarea is the area surrounding the Wheat Ridge · Ward Station at the northwest corner of the City’s boundary. The area extends approximately from Interstate-70 to W. 52nd Avenue and from Ward Road to Tabor Street.
A tremendous amount of planning effort has focused on the station area over the last 15 years, and with the approval of the 2E Investing 4 the Future bond program, several infrastructure projects are in the planning and design phases. For more information on planning efforts, the G Line, and station area infrastructure projects, refer to these pages:
In 2019 RTD opened the G-Line, a commuter rail station connecting Union Station to the Wheat Ridge Ward Station. The station and opens opportunities for commercial and residential development as well as a way for employers to bring their employees to work in a safe, convenient, and timely fashion.
In 2018, Wheat Ridge was awarded designation as an Opportunity Zone. Located just south of the transit station, this is a tract of land eligible for federal tax credits, under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Investors who develop in the zone receive favorable treatment of reinvested capital gains and forgiveness of tax on new capital gains. The goal is to spur long-term investment in the area. The Wheat Ridge Opportunity Zone includes land in both Wheat Ridge and neighboring Arvada.