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The Public Art Commission (PAC) is inviting members of the community to vote on Golden’s next piece of public art. This piece of art will serve as an entryway into the City on Hwy 93, and should provide a clear sense of arrival and a tone for the overall design quality in Golden.
The specific location of the proposed installation is on the west side of Colorado State Highway 93, approximately 1,600 feet north of Pine Ridge Road.
The PAC has narrowed the top three finalists, and now it's up to you to vote on the winner. Visit GuidingGolden.com to see renderings of the three proposed art installations, and vote on your favorite. Voting will be open through May 21.
We can't wait to see what you pick!
The City of Golden works hard to sustainably provide community infrastructure and municipal services desired by Golden residents. However, a quick review of the community plans and visions developed over the past ten to fifteen years shows that the recommendations embedded in Golden Vision 2030 and the associated community and neighborhood plans would require tens of millions of additional dollars to implement.
Take our survey to review specific projects and categories and prioritize which, if any, you would support funding!
The City of Golden is currently looking at where and how we should spend money in 2019-2020. Of course, a good portion of the budget will always need to be used to make sure our existing infrastructure is maintained. That means things like water, street repair, snow plowing and park maintenance. But we want to look beyond that to see how we can make Golden the best place it can possibly be for our residents.
So as part of this year’s budget process, we want to hear from you. Where do you think investments in the community should be made? If we had money for some fun projects, what would you like to see? Your input will be taken into consideration by the City Council as the budget process continues. From now until April 27, you can give us your ideas at GuidingGolden.com. Please visit our Finance page to find more information about the City’s budget process.
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!