Retail Development in Thornton

The City of Thornton is the largest city in north Metro Denver. Ideally situated on I-25, retailers can easily reach almost 3 million residents with our central location.

  • Over 3 million people are located within a 30 minute drive of Thornton.
  • Over 185,000 vehicles per day travel the primary arterial of I-25 through Thornton.
  • Thornton is Colorado’s sixth largest city and the fastest growing region in metro Denver.
  • City population exceeding 145,000.
  • I-25 and E-470 provide heavy traffic counts and excellent visibility for retailers.
  • Just 8 miles north of downtown Denver.
  • 36 square miles encompassing the northeastern Metro market.

The Thornton Economic Development Office actively pursues retail opportunities as a means of promoting economic development within the city and serves as an ambassador for quality development/redevelopment.

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Julie Jacoby, CEcD
Retail Administrator

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