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The legacy project, Heart of Golden 2020, kicked off with a public workshop and tours of the land available for redevelopment in December. Couldn't make it? Not a problem! We have eight more feedback workshops scheduled for public engagement. First will be two Visioning Workshops where we imagine the possibilities. Next we will have two Refining Workshops where we look at options and decide what we like, what's missing from each plan, and how the ideas can be improved. Following that are two Funding Workshops where we look at how the top options would be paid for. Finally, two Selecting Workshops will tackle the monumental task of choosing an option to move forward with and creating a Clear Creek Corridor that will make future generations proud. Check out this new video for an introduction to the project. You can find all other background documents and details at www.GuidingGolden.com.
The first Visioning Workshop happens Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th Street. This workshop will begin with a project update and will have a feedback activity, which will allow direct community comments and suggestions.
The key questions for the community to address at this workshop are as follows:
- What does your dream corridor look like?
- What uses would you like to see and where?
- What uses are most important to you?
We encourage you to join us in person, but you don't need to wait until then to share your vision. You can give us your ideas at ANY time on GuidingGolden.com.
Please leave trees at the south end of the site; there will be a sign there for tree recycling. Trees must be stripped of all ornaments, hardware, strings of lights and tinsel. The trees will be turned into mulch, which will eventually be available for free at the public pickup site on 11th Street, just west of the Clear Creek History Park.
For further details, contact the City of Golden Forestry office at 303-384-8141.
The Golden Police Department now has an online Community Crime Map that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Golden citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Golden Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.
Golden citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency.
Community Crime Map automatically syncs with the Golden Police Department records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. Community Crime Map cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.
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!