Weekly Digest November 19 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
8th Street Redesign Public Meeting
Public Meeting
The City will hold a meeting to discuss the redesign of 8th Street  tonight, November 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.

City staff will conduct this initial meeting to discuss the preferred goals and outcomes of a redesign of the 8th St. Streetscape. This meeting will specifically target goals and outcomes as opposed to specific design details. Once gathered, City staff will utilize the prioritized goals to draft an initial approach to street design.
Warm Socks for Cold Feet Drive

Did you know? The item most needed by homeless men, women and children is new socks. Especially during this season of cold days and nights.
For the rest of November, a bin will be available at the Golden Visitors Center (1010 Washington Ave.), Golden City Hall (911 10th Street) and participating churches and schools around town to collect donations of new socks. 

The socks collected will then be given to the people who need them most.
Upcoming Events
Golden United Housing Task Force
The community-driven Golden United Housing Task force is advancing actions to improve access to affordable housing for all income levels while preserving Golden's unique small-town character.

The full Housing Task Force will meet on Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This will feature a discussion with CSM on how we can work together to address and manage student housing needs.

Following that, the Preserving Existing Housing Subgroup will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

All are welcome to both meetings in the "fish bowl" meeting room at the Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library at 1500 Illinois Street, Golden.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet  tonight, November 19 at 7 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St. 

During the meeting, board members will discuss the  DeLong Park design update.

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 .
Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will meet  Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St. 

During the meeting, Planning Commission members will discuss the following items:
  • Commission will discuss recent code change recommendations to Council related to the definition of Household and Accessory Dwelling Units based on Council feedback and requested amendments.
  • Planning Commission will review 2019 accomplishments, discuss work plan goals for 2020, and then conduct a prioritization exercise in preparation for their annual report to City Council.
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 .
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet  Tuesday, November 26 at 6 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St. 

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Small Business Saturday
Kick off the holiday season during Small Business Saturday on November 30!

Stop by Visit Golden's Shop Small Welcome Station from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 30 to pick up a tote bag and sip a hot drink before experiencing all of Golden's five shopping areas. The welcome station will be located in front of the Golden Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave. (weather permitting) and will be marked by balloons.

Learn more at www.VisitGolden.com.
Participate in an upcoming sustainability task force
Do you have great ideas about sustainability in Golden? Do you want to have an active role in bringing projects to fruition? Are you ready to dive in and turn the Golden community's sustainability ideas into action? If so, mark your calendars and join us for one or more upcoming sustainability task force meetings. Each task force meeting will focus on one of the three sustainability goal areas: Water, Waste, or Energy.

During the task force meetings, participants will work with members of the Community Sustainability Advisory Board to evaluate costs and benefits, identify data and resources needed, and help advocate for the top priorities. We need local experts, industry professionals, students, retirees and anyone who is simply interested in the issues. All are welcome and there will be many ways to participate: lend your opinion, help us gather data, spread the word in your neighborhood or testify at an upcoming City Council meeting.

For more information, email goldensustainability@cityofgolden.net.

Water Strategy Task Force
December 4, 2019
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Public Works Building - 1445 10th St, Golden
Waste Strategy Task Force
January 22, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers 911 10th St, Golden
Energy Strategy Task Force
February 26, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers 911 10th St, Golden
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:
  • November 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | A Ragged Rabble of Opportunists
  • December 6, 7 - 9 p.m. | Candlelight Walk
  • December 10, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Maps that Made America
  • December 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | An Empire of the Mind: Science and American Foreign Relations since World War II
  • December 18, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Storytime
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Golden Library Events
Every week our Golden branch of the Jefferson County Public Library, located at 1019 10th Street, features events and classes for all ages, from DIY Labs to Book Clubs to creative and educational workshops. 

Visit JeffcoLibrary.org for a calendar of upcoming events. There you can also register for  programs that require pre-registration.
Around Town
Downtown Development Mailing List
Do you live or work in Downtown Golden? If so, consider signing up for the Downtown Development mailing list

The DDA sends out periodic updates on downtown special events, sidewalk power washing, planning projects and more.
Visit GuidingGolden.com and give us your feedback!
If you haven't visited recently, there are several projects on GuidingGolden.com actively looking for feedback right now. If you've never visited the site before, we recommend starting with our Welcome to Guiding Golden page to get an overview of the site, then moving on to the projects that interest you.

Tobacco and Vaping Ordinance

City Council is currently considering Ordinance 2118 regarding the regulation of nicotine and tobacco products and will conduct a final hearing on the ordinance on December 12. Keep informed on the issue, ask a question and leave a comment!

Zoning Code Audit and Rewrite

The City of Golden has just started a comprehensive project to review and revise its zoning code and entitlement review processes. Staff is currently seeking feedback from those who have experience using Golden's zoning code with a brief survey.

West Downtown Neighborhood Plan

An initial draft of the West Downtown Neighborhood Plan has been completed. Over the next few weeks, the Planning Division will be accepting comments regarding the draft and will work to incorporate them before the final draft is reviewed by Planning Commission and City Council.

DeLong Park Planning

Ever wanted to design your own park? Now's your chance! City staff is seeking guidance on what amenities the community would like to see featured in the park currently being planned at 395 23rd Street.

Transportation Master Plan

The initial draft of the Transportation Master Plan, which will provide a long-term, multimodal transportation vision for the City of Golden is complete. "Cruise" over to Guiding Golden to see the draft and let us know what you think!

Prioritizing our Community's Sustainability Initiatives

Last year, the Golden community weighed in on updating the 10-year old Sustainability Goals, and Golden adopted new goals this past February. Now we need your help again to prioritize the great ideas for projects and policies that came from the community.

You'll find all of these projects (and more!) at GuidingGolden.com.
Current Projects
2019 Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete continues work on the intersection of 17th and Washington. Work consists of modifying all four corners of the intersection to improve the pedestrian crossing. 

Weather dependent, the work is anticipated to take one more week. There will be no detour in place for the duration. Work will take place under single lane closures with flaggers.

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
2019 Utility Replacement
  • Sewer main replacement at Prospector's Alley between 14th and 15th Streets will begin December 2, weather permitting. Residences and businesses have been notified.
  • Sewer main construction at 9th and Maple to 8th Street is completed, and concrete and asphalt repairs are scheduled, weather permitting.
  • Seeding at the CSM survey field and some concrete repairs on Johnson Road still need to be completed on the water main replacements in those areas.
Please contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 with any questions.
Street Closures
  • Sept 25 - Nov 21:  14th St. from Cheyenne to the alley between Cheyenne and Illinois - construction will impact a parking lane and sidewalk.
  • Oct 1 - Jan 3:  Cheyenne St. from 8th to 7th - sidewalk will be impacted by new construction on the lot.
  • Nov 6 - 20:  W. 4th Ave from Homestead Cir to Heritage Rd - traffic only on the south side of W 4th to work on a pole.
  • Nov 11 - 25: 1218 Washington Ave. - scaffolding will impact the sidewalk in front of the store at this address.
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended until Nov 26. Due to the construction activity, parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • The closure of 17th St. from Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St. has been extended.
  • Sept 5 - Jan 3:  A parking lane at 708 and 710 Cheyenne will be impacted due to construction.
  • Oct 2 - Nov 30:  A parking lane on Table Drive behind 2127 Vernon Drive will be impacted for construction of residence at that address.