Completed Community Plans
North Neighborhoods Plan
The North Neighborhoods Plan (pdf), adopted by City Council in April of 2009, is a supplement to the City of Golden Comprehensive Plan, intended to assist elected and appointed officials in their decision making. The plan addresses the residents’ vision of their neighborhood and seeks out neighborhood issues and action plans to address these issues.
8th and 9th St. Neighborhood Plan
The 8th and 9th St. Neighborhoods Plan (pdf), adopted by City Council in 2007, is a supplement to the City of Golden Comprehensive Plan, intended to assist elected and appointed officials in their decision making. After much public input from residents of the 8th and 9th St. Neighborhoods, staff created this plan which addresses the residents’ vision of their neighborhood and seeks out neighborhood issues and action plans to address these issues.
Downtown Character Plan
Beginning in 2006, and with the support of City Council, representatives from four City Boards began working to develop a new set of planning documents for downtown Golden and the Clear Creek Corridor. The group named itself the “Downtown Character Committee.” Each of these four Boards and Commission members brought a distinct mission and perspective, yet they all shared concern for the downtown area. By working cooperatively, these various perspectives were combined to create a comprehensive approach to the issues facing downtown Golden, and developed the Downtown Character Plan (pdf).
Central Neighborhoods Plan
South of Downtown Golden, along Jackson and Ford, and East to West stretching from Fossil Trace Golf Course and Golden High School to Table View Drive and Belvedere Drive which includes the East Street Historic District.
The Central Neighborhoods Plan (pdf), adopted by City Council in early 2012, is a supplement to the City of Golden Comprehensive Plan update 2011, intended to assist elected and appointed officials in their decision making. After much public input from residents and land owners of the Central Neighborhood, over the course of various neighborhood meetings and the creation and adoption of the Golden Vision 2030, staff created this plan, which addresses residents’ vision of their neighborhood and seeks out neighborhood concerns and action plans to address these issues.
South Neighborhoods Plan
South of 6th Avenue, West Colfax to Heritage Road, including Heritage Hills, Tripp Ranch, Eagle Ridge, Golden Terrace and West Colfax, Heritage Square and Golden Ridge areas of significant change as denoted by the Comprehensive Plan 2011.
The South Neighborhoods Plan (pdf), was adopted by City Council in Fall of 2012. This area is ripe for change as the RTD end of line light rail station will launch in the spring of 2013, making Golden Ridge an area with many possibilities for the future. This plan builds off of the recommendations in the Comprehensive Plan 2011 and Golden Vision 2030, and addresses more specific tools for moving forward in managing change in areas such as the West Colfax corridor and Golden Ridge.
The City of Golden Comprehensive Plan (pdf) was adopted by City Council on June 1, 2011. The plan looks at the City in its entirety and derives the goals and strategies to carry out the values of the community by incorporating historic preservation, sustainability, and public health. This plan is intended to be a constant reminder of the values embedded in our community and to direct policy makers with measurable goals and strategies to ensure implementation.
Golden Vision 2030
Golden City Council made a commitment to ensure that City actions and decisions are consistent with the most important values of the community. In order to fulfill this commitment, Council accepted a grant, and authorized a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to conduct an intensive project in Golden to determine our “Heart and Soul” values, and to create the Golden Vision 2030 plan to guide our future actions and decisions. The project began in March 2009.
The Golden Vision 2030 Voices|Values|Visions book celebrating the Heart & Soul of the Community Planning Project outlines the values that the community of Golden hold most dear. By committing ourselves and community to these principles and values, we will together create and maintain this vision for our future.
Value Theme A — Accessible and Walkable
We value being a community that is walkable, bikeable, and accessible to all.
Value Theme B — Active Outdoors/Environment
We value being an active, healthy community that appreciates the outdoors and our connection to the natural environment.
Value Theme C — Safe, Clean, Quiet Neighborhoods
We value safe, quiet, clean, well-maintained neighborhoods.
Value Theme D — Local Businesses and Downtown
We value supporting our local businesses, and keeping a vibrant downtown for future generations.
Value Theme E — Convenience / Amenities
We value retaining convenience to services and amenities, and our proximity to Denver and mountains.
Value Theme F — History / Education
We value our appreciation of history and the arts, and support for quality education.
Value Theme G — Family and Kid Friendly
We value being a family-friendly, kid-friendly, and kid-supportive community.
Value Theme H — Friendliness / Neighbors
We value maintaining friendliness and connections with neighbors and other residents.
Value Theme I — Sense of Community
We value keeping and enhancing our sense of community, pride, our diversity and tolerance of others, and our community character and community events. Golden values a community supported by a diversity of people, generations, activities, public spaces and amenities.
You may pick up a copy of the Golden Vision 2030 book at the Planning office located at 1445 10th Street, or download a copy of the Final Report below, among other resources.
- Golden Vision 2030 Final Report (pdf) approved by City Council on December 9, 2010.
- Partnership Agreement (pdf)
- Read stories posted by your neighbors on the project community almanac (pdf)
- Read about how the Golden Vision 2030 project fits in with other City initiatives (pdf)
- Golden Vision 2030 Goals (pdf)
- Golden Vision 2030 FAQs (pdf)
- Community Input (pdf)