The District-Centennial History/Timeline

The timeline below reflects a list of events in chronological order which are related to the Jones District.

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  • Glenn Jones was born and establishes Jones International University (1993-2015) - This land would later become the Jones District.
  • City of Centennial incorporated in 2001. Learn more about the history of Centennial.
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  • Jones District Regulating Plan approved (October 2013)
  • Jones District Development Agreement - A development agreement between the City of Centennial and Opus Development was approved.
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  • Jones District Sign Design Program adopted (March 2014)
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  • Dry Creek RTD Station: Kiss in Ride Site Plan approved - Approval of this site plan created a dedicated vehicular drop off area for the Dry Creek Light Rail Station citizens to begin participating in the Kiss in Ride program. (April 2015)
  • Jones District Regulating Plan: Amendment #1 - The amendment modified building typologies, locations of retail, sidewalk width, street network, frontage type locations (May 2015)
  • Jones District Development Agreement: Amendment #1 - The amendment added flexibility to the residential square footage calculation. (June 2015)
  • Jones District Parcel 10, The Glenn Multi-Family Site Plan and Plat - A plan was submitted to the City for 306 dwelling units. (December 2015)
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  • No projects
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  • The Former Jones international University was building demolished. (October 2017)
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  • No projects.
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  • Urban Center Zone District LDC Amendments - Amended UC Zone District Standards (August 2019)
  • Jones District Regulating Plan: Amendment #2 - The amendment increased square footage from 2 to 4 million, increased residential dwelling unit allotments, and designated public plaza (December 2019)
  • Jones District Development Agreement: Amendment #1 - Approval of this site plan created a dedicated vehicular drop off area for the Dry Creek Light Rail Station citizens to begin participating in the Kiss in Ride program. (December 2019)
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  • Jones Metro District Formation - The Jones Metropolitan District #1-5 is formed to allow for the construction of roadway and pedestrian improvements, and utilities within the district. (February 2020)
  • Jones District Roadway Construction Documents - Construction documents were submitted to the City and construction began for curb to curb streets, temporary asphalt sidewalks adjacent to undeveloped streets, and wet and dry utilities. (September 2020)
  • Jones District Final Plat and Right-of-Way (ROW) Dedication - The final plat and right-of-way dedication were completed. (October 2020)
  • Jones District Parcel 8, Embrey Multi-Family - Proposed plans for the Embrey Multi-Family project with 305 dwelling units (under review)
  • Jones District Parcel 6/7, Embrey Multi-Family - Proposed plans for the Embrey Multi-Family project with 304 dwelling units (under review)
  • Ikea Northern Entrance Reconfiguration - Proposed plans to allow for rerouted truck access for Ikea trucks (under review)
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  • Jones District Regulating Plan, Amendment #3 - This allows for temporary asphalt sidewalks to be constructed along the streets adjacent to only undeveloped parcels, and allows for parking supply within the district to meet demand (January 2021)
  • Jones District Amenity Zone Planning - In progress by the Jones District Community Authority Board
  • Jones District Centennial Fiber Line Loop - Fiber lines are proposed to be routed through the Jones District
  • Dry Creek Next Generation Infrastructure Study - Study focusing on smart infrastructure implementation in Jones District and Citywide.
  • Groundbreaking and Rebranding Ceremony - a Groundbreaking and Rebranding Ceremony was held, renaming the project as The District-Centennial.