CSM Stadium and Athletic Center
Planning Commission Hearing, Nov. 6; City Council Hearing, Dec. 2013 (date tbd)
The City of Golden Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at a meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, to review an application requesting a rezoning to allow the construction of a new Colorado School of Mines stadium and athletic center structure on the site of the existing stadium at 1285 12th Street. The applicant is requesting a rezoning from R-3 to PUD to allow a structure that is up to 53 feet tall at its highest point.
CSM Welcome Center
Planning Commission Hearing, Nov. 6
The City of Golden Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at a meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, to review an application requesting a Special Use Permit to allow the construction of a new Colorado School of Mines Welcome Center structure at 1812 Illinois Street. The applicant is requesting a Special Use Permit to allow a structure that is up to 43 feet tall at its highest point.
Long Range Planning
Downtown Streetscape Master Plan Looks Forward
For much of 2013, City staff has been coordinating community discussions about ideas for future enhancements of the downtown Golden streetscape, including sidewalks, planters, landscaping, furniture, and other amenities. As a result of input received from community meetings and through the City web site, a draft report has been prepared and is ready for comment. Please take a few minutes and read the draft report (pdf).
Send any questions or comments to email@example.com. Planning Commission expects to discuss the draft report in January, and City Council discussion and formal action is anticipated by the end of March 2014. Please let us know what you think.
Golden Heights/Golden Hills Neighborhood Plan
City Staff is in the beginning stages of developing the Golden Heights/Golden Hills Neighborhood Plan and would like your input. The neighborhood plan is a subset of the City of Golden Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the plan is to help implement the Value Themes created by the residents of Golden through the Golden Vision 2030 Plan. The plan will establish parameters for types of transportation improvements, public amenities, and help guide any future land use changes in the area.
While the focus will be on the Golden Heights and Golden Hills neighborhoods, the larger area (for context) will include the Sixth Avenue West Annexation area, located at the southeast corner of 6th Avenue and Indiana, the Golden Heights/Golden Hills neighborhoods, Foothills Industries, and Overlook, which is located south of Golden Heights/Golden Hills along the east side of I-70.
The plan is in the very early stages, and this is the first open house. City Staff and the Planning Commission are looking for your comments to assist in developing a plan, with adoption hearings planned for late 2014.
Kickoff Open House
October 29, 2013
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Conference Rooms A&B
15200 W. 6th Ave.
5 – 8 p.m.
Community Mixed Use (CMU) Zoning for Central Neighborhoods
The intent of the proposed Community Mixed Use (CMU) zone districts for the Central Neighborhoods is to create the implementation method needed to achieve the goals of the Central Neighborhoods Plan, adopted in 2011, and bring land use into alignment with Golden Vision 2030 (GV2030) values. CMU would replace the existing C-1 and C-2 commercial zoning, though existing structures and uses would not be affected until a property is redeveloped by the owner.
This form based approach to zoning is intended to improve pedestrian, bike, car and transit safety, as well as create a vibrant mix of uses within the neighborhood that enhance local businesses and neighborhood connectedness. CMU zoning is also intended to provide appropriate scale within the neighborhood and would, in some areas, reduce the maximum height from what is allowed in the existing commercial zone districts in the area. The links below explain CMU in detail.
- Central Neighborhoods Plan(pdf)
- CMU Zoning Map for Central Neighborhoods (pdf)
- CMU Zone Districts Defined (pdf)
- CMU Zoning Design Standards (pdf)
CMU zoning is consistent with a number of Golden Vision value themes, including:
- Value Theme A – Accessible and Walkable
- Value Theme B – Active Outdoors/Environment
- Value Theme C – Safe, Clean, Quiet Neighborhoods
- Value Theme D – Local Businesses and Downtown
- Value Theme E – Convenience/Amenities
- Value Theme G – Family and Kid Friendly
- Value Theme H – Friendliness/Neighbors
- Value Theme I – Sense of Community
A total of 8 neighborhood meetings have been held for both commercial and residential property owners before the Planning Commission hearing on November 6, 2013 and a tentative City Council hearing in December 2013.
Comments for any of the above projects may be submitted at the public hearing or via the following:
- By mail to: City of Golden Planning Division / 1445 10th Street / Golden, CO 80401
- By fax: (303) 384-8161
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All interested persons are invited to comment by written communication to the Planning Division, City of Golden, 1445 10th Street, Golden, Colorado 80401 prior to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
Public review of the application is available at the Planning Division, 1445 10th Street, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Further information may also be obtained by calling 303-384-8097.