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On paper, Stage 3 in Golden looks like a sprinter's delight with seven swift laps of a nine-mile circuit that starts and finishes under the iconic Golden arch downtown. But don't be fooled as the short steep climb up the historic Washington St. is enough for a mini-Queen of the Mountain on the last lap. Seven laps means the racers will come through downtown SEVEN times - that's a lot of great opportunity for spectating. New Terrain Brewery will also have a front row seat to the action, as the route will take the race right in front of the brewery.
Keep watching for more information on all things race related, and watch an animation of the race route.
Help Jefferson County complete the first countywide trails plan!
The Jeffco Trails Plan is a collaborative effort between City of Golden and other local agencies, parks and open space, and non-profit partners.
The plan will help us create a comprehensive trail system that unites the people, places, and possibilities of Jefferson County.
Visit the website to learn more about the project, take a quick survey, and provide your input using an interactive web map.
On June 13, City Council heard public feedback on the proposed Phase 1 changes for the R-2 and R-3 residential zone districts. They voted to approve the proposed changes, which include the following changes for the R-2 zone district, as well as single family and duplex developments in the R-3 zone district:
- A 50 percent maximum lot coverage
- Elimination of the five-foot height bonus
- Required front porch elements
- Graduated setbacks to reduce bulk
As part of the Ordinance, Council also lifted a part of the current moratorium which put limitations on two-family development.
Phase Two is now underway. Planning Commission met in June and came up with the following recommendations to present to Council in July. It includes, but is not limited to:
- Lot design regulations for future minor plat subdivisions of land
- Regulations for permissible bulk plane encroachments based on new setbacks approved in Phase One
- Regulations for rooftop decks as permitted in the residential zone districts
- New density standards for residential multi-family uses permitted as a special use in the C-1 and C-2 zone districts.
Phase Two recommendations will go before Council this month, with a public hearing and your chance to comment at the Council meeting on July 25. You can also provide feedback and get the full scale of the changes at www.GuidingGolden.com.
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!