Evans is striving to be development friendly and welcoming to businesses. While out promoting the available properties for retail and primary employment businesses at various real estate conventions such as the International Council of Shopping Centers RECon event, the City is increasing its facilities and services to serve the new business and residential growth the City is experiencing. A new state of the art wastewater treatment plan will open in June 2018 with the capacity to handle growth for many years to come and capability to be expanded over time. Riverside Park, destroyed by the 2013 flood, will reopen and welcome the return of tournament visitors in the fall of 2018. To support the growth of businesses in the region the City is working with developers on new residential subdivisions and multi-family projects throughout the City.
Supporting existing and businesses considering Evans is a priority. Each month an e-newsletter is sent to all licensed businesses and interested parties that includes information about business-related events, training, tips, resources, and much more. Recognition of Evans businesses is important as well. The City hosts an annual Business Spotlight Awards Dinner to recognize at least four business for their commitment to Evans and the special impact they make to the community. In addition, the City supports the connection of businesses with one another and hosts a small and home-based business Business After Hours event in conjunction with the Evans Area Chamber of Commerce and one for Latino businesses with Latinx. Through the use of social media, the City of Evans strives to promote Evans businesses through efforts such as promoting National Small Business Week and encouraging Facebook followers to challenge themselves to complete a “One a Day” visit to an Evans small business. New activities are being created regularly. The next new event is the coordination between businesses to support one another for Small Business Saturday this November.
The City of Evans is working to put its best face forward. During 2018 the City, in conjunction with the Evans Redevelopment Agency, is working with community members, property owners, and business owners for plans to improve the Highway 85 corridor. The first phase will be to make improvements to the roadway itself to create a welcoming feel to Evans. This activity will be supported by land use code revisions to support business attraction and new development along the Highway. Efforts to market the development opportunities throughout the City have included social media messaging, speaking at local commercial broker gatherings and at other business and development organization events.
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- Retail Climate/Opportunities
- Economic Development/Business Assistance
The City of Evans is a balanced community offering a variety of housing options as well as business site options located along Highway 85 between the South Platte River and US Hwy 34, three miles south of Greeley, 50 miles north of Denver, and 30 miles southeast of Fort Collins. While Denver International Airport is only 50 miles south, Greeley-Weld County Airport offers a local aviation option only 6 miles northeast.
Evans is a growing community on the edge of urban and rural. With a population expected to reach 25,000 by 2020 this historic rail stop community along the South Platte River has a median household income of $51,974 and median home value of $166,314 as it offers a variety of housing choices from ranchettes to student apartments, single-family bungalows to manufactured homes, and more. This community, only minutes away from University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College, prepares its students for the future including apprenticeships and internships opportunities with local businesses.
Major Highway Access
- North-South: Highway 85
- Interstate 25 – under 15 miles west
- East-West: US Highway 34
- Interstate 76 – 25 miles southeast
- Denver International Airport – 50 miles south
- Greeley-Weld Airport – 6 miles northeast
- Fort Collins/Loveland Airport – 20 miles west
- Union Pacific
|Population 25+ by Educational Attainment – 2016|
|Less than 9th Grade||11.6%|
|9th-12th Grade, No Diploma||11.9%|
|High School Graduate||24%|
|Some College, No Degree||22.7%|
For School District information, click here.
|University Enrollment Fall 2016|
|University of Northern Colorado||12,260|
|University of Colorado Boulder||30,789|
|Colorado State University||33,198|
Key Retailers – Sam’s Club, Kum & Go, Walgreen’s, Family Dollar
Key Traffic Counts
Key Traffic Counts – Click here for a local map
Highway 85 & 31st Street
Highway 85 & 37th Street
Highway 85 & 42nd Street
37th Street & 23rd Avenue 12,000 AADT
37th Street & 35th Avenue 14,000 AADT
37th Street & 65th Avenue 8,000 AADT
The City of Evans offers many properties within the Enterprise Zone that qualify for a variety of business assistance programs from the State of Colorado.
There are two redevelopment areas, Highway 85 Corridor and the Historic Evans Redevelopment Areas. Click here for details.
Key Residential Subdivisions/Home Builders
Key Home Builders:
Key Residential Subdivisions:
- Tuscany – the intersection of 37th Street and 47th Avenue
- Grapevine Hollow – Northeast of 65th Avenue and 37th Street
- Neville’s Crossing – Northwest corner of 49th Street and 47th Avenue
The City of Evans is pro-growth and prepared to handle company needs, and will do what can reasonably be done to reduce development/start-up costs of businesses looking to locate or expand. Evans considers each business, commercial, and industrial opportunity on an individual basis.
For additional information, contact:
City of Evans
1100 37th Street
Evans, CO 80620
Phone: (970) 475-11120