Weekly Digest for Dec 17 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
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Heart of Golden 2020

311 10th St open house
The upcoming year brings with it one of the biggest and most exciting projects in Golden history!  As a community, we have the opportunity to create the next phase of the Clear Creek Corridor and collectively set in motion a plan that will shape the Heart of Golden for generations to come.

Earlier this year, the City of Golden purchased 7.27 acres of land east of Ford Street along the Clear Creek Corridor. This enhanced corridor in the heart of Golden provides the community the chance to address several longstanding community goals:
  • Enhancing civic and cultural community activities
  • Realizing the potential of the creek corridor
  • Consolidating and improving municipal facilities and service delivery
This past Sunday, the City of Golden kicked off its public engagement process for the Heart of Golden 2020 project. More than 70 people came to see the building that currently stands at 311 10th St. (part of the City's acquisition) and then tour the full parcel of additional land available to us for redevelopment. Many people left comments and thoughts on maps of the area, and many others are providing feedback on our engagement website,  GuidingGolden.com.

There are many chances ahead for you to get involved too! Don't miss out on this opportunity to help change the future of the Corridor, located right in the heart of our beautiful city. Visit the Guiding Golden website for the very latest engagement dates and other ways you can contribute.
Golden History Museum & Park Celebrates Free Admission in 2020

Thanks to the generosity of more than 300 private donors, with gifts ranging from five dollars to thousands, Golden History Museum & Park (GHM&P) will again offer free admission to all visitors in 2020!

The Museum's successful campaign with individual donors triggered the disbursement of a matching contribution in memory of longtime supporter Carol McMurray.

To date, visitation is up 300% over last year, smashing every previous annual attendance record. GHM&P witnessed an explosion in growth in other areas as well. Its outreach program, Building Colorado, serves nearly 10,000 students annually; its acclaimed Hands-on History camp fills to capacity each summer; and the Museum went through an extensive renovation of its public spaces. Most recently, a newly refurbished Touch Gallery was opened which celebrates Golden's rich culinary history.

While admission will be free next year, the museum also sells household memberships starting at just $75. These include two free guest passes to almost all programs, in addition to special registration preference and pricing for Hands-on History summer camp. Membership details are available at   GoldenHistory.org/join.

Founded in 1938, GHM&P serves more than 20,000 individuals through fun exhibits, dynamic programming and engaging classroom outreach. It also preserves and shares more than 16,000 historic artifacts including recently digitized photographs and more than a century and a half of the Golden Transcript.

Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Meeting
Planning Commission will meet Wednesday , December 18 at 6:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing and discussion on the draft Transportation Master Plan in preparation for adoption and a recommendation to City Council.

For more information, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) will meet Thursday , December 19 at 6 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St.

Following the Public Comment portion of the meeting, MTAB will adjourn into study session to consider the following items:
  • A brief discussion to recap the public meeting on 11/19/19 concerning the 8th Street Design.
  • Discuss an example of traffic calming.
  • Brief update on the status of the Heritage & US6 and Colfax Projects.
  • MTAB support staff update.
  • Discussion to recap the Transportation Master Plan meeting.
  • 2019 goals recap and 2020 goals discussion.
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Olde Golden Christmas Parade
Come to the final Olde Golden Christmas Parade of the season this Saturday, December 21 at 11 a.m. Historic downtown Golden becomes a festive holiday center! Join in the holiday spirit and watch floats, clowns, festive holiday characters, and Santa Claus on the fire truck parade down Washington Avenue. 

After the parades, head to the area shops and restaurants. Each parade is different, providing the perfect reason to bring the family back to Golden again and again!

The route is down Washington Avenue from 10th to 13th Streets through historic downtown, with lots of activities before and after. The parades are presented by the Downtown Golden Merchant Partners. Go to  www.VisitGolden.com for more information.
Mines Community Meetings
Golden History Museum & Park Events & Programming
Golden History Museum
Golden History Museum & Park events and programming explore a variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood. Apply historic skills in a modern way. Create something with your hands. There is sure to be a program to suit your interests!

Upcoming programming:
  • December 18, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Storytime
  • January 9, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Make Waves: Water in Contemporary Literature and Film
  • January 15, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Storytime
  • January 25, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. | Golden Past-Port Series: Mining
  • January 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | A Golden Crusade: How Colorado Launched a CIA Propaganda Campaign and Helped Eisenhower Win the White House
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Around Town
Good to be Golden
Take the Good To Be Golden survey for a chance to win $50
Have you visited the Good To Be Golden Facebook pageInstagram @GoodToBeGoldenCO or do you subscribe to the Good To Be Golden newsletter? If so, fill out the Good To Be Golden end-of-year survey and help us know how we're doing! 

As a thank you for your time, participants who complete the survey will have a chance to win a $50 gift card to a restaurant within Golden's city limits.
Trailhead Parking Lot now open
The Golden Trailhead Lot located at 911 & 917 12th St. is now open. This new parking option is great for locals looking for a reliable place to park downtown, nature lovers looking for a cheap place to leave their cars while hiking, or visitors wanting to explore Golden for the day.

Hourly, daily and monthly rates are available. For more information, contact the parking management service, Republic Parking, at 303-297-8912 ext. 1 or email RPSDenver@ReefParking.com.
Rooney Road Recycling Center Survey
Rooney Road Recycling Center is conducting a survey for households in the nine municipalities they service, including Golden. Responses will help them expand the opportunities for the community to properly dispose of specific items around the homes.

The survey will run through January 5 and will take about 10 minutes to complete. Three lucky survey-takers will be randomly chosen to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card from the Rooney Road Recycling Center.

Rooney Road Recycling has been providing local household hazardous waste services to the community since 1994.

Rooney Road Recycling Survey

Current Projects
Utility Replacement
Paving in Prospector's Alley should be complete by the end of the week.

Please contact Les Major, 303-384-8170, with any questions.
Street and Lane Closures
  • Through Jan 3: Cheyenne St from 8th to 7th - sidewalk will be impacted by new construction on the lot.
  • Dec 16 - Dec 19:  14th St. from Washington to Arapahoe - traffic lane, parking lane, sidewalk and alley will be impacted by boring.
  • Dec 16 - Jan 3: Pine Ridge Rd from Brickyard to Avery - a traffic lane will be impacted by the installation of a new transformer. 
  • Dec 16 - Jan 3: 18th and Illinois will be impacted by boring and placing conduit and pulling of fiber.
  • Dec 16 - 20:  Capital Dr. and Corporate Cir. - a traffic lane and the sidewalk will be impacted by Centurylink. Indiana St. from the access road will also have a traffic lane impacted.
  • Jan 6 - 11: 19th St. from Jackson to Ford - a traffic lane and the sidewalk will be impacted for aerial work on 19th St.
  • Dec 16 - 18: 18th St. from Washington to the alley east of Washington - a traffic lane, parking lane, sidewalk and alley will all be impacted by boring utilities for Verizon.
  • Dec 21: Two parking spaces along 12th Street will be impacted by hayrides being offered after the Christmas Parades.
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended. Due to the construction activity parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • The closure of 17th St. between Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended.
  • Dec 26 - Jan 3: Ulysses St. from W 10th Ave. to W 12th Ave. - one traffic lane will be impacted by installation of a water main.
  • Through Jan 3: A parking lane at 708 and 710 Cheyenne will be impacted due to construction.