Planning Commission


The Planning Commission meets on the first Wednesday evening of each month in public hearing unless otherwise noted on the calendar. These meetings take place in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 911 10th Street at 6:30 p.m unless otherwise noted on the community calendar. Study sessions meet the third Wednesday of each month.

To view agendas of upcoming meetings, view minutes or listen to audio of meetings, visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.

Board Members

Board Member Term Ends
Patricia Evans April 2024
Crissy Fanganello April 2024
Jen Rutter April 2024
Ross Fraser April 2024
Kevin Yoshida April 2026
Tyler Scrable April 2026
Crystal Culbert April 2026
Monica Buhlig April 2026

The Planning Commission, established in 1948, offers the residents who serve many unique opportunities:

  • To actively participate in the welfare and planning of the city.
  • To learn all facets of the regulations governing city planning.
  • To interact with a wide variety of citizens participating in the shaping of Golden’s future.
  • Assume an active role in any regulation changes involving zoning and subdivision activity.

The Commission is comprised of seven members and one alternate. Chairperson and Vice Chairperson are selected from within the Commission by its members.

To provide comments to the Planning Commission, email or contact planning at 303-384-8097 or write to Planning, 1445 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401.


The Commission has general supervision of all planning for the development, expansion and growth of the city and from time to time, prepares comprehensive long-term plans for the growth and development of the city.

In the preparation of city plans, the Commission may do any of the following:

  • Conduct public hearings.
  • Conduct investigations.
  • Perform studies.
  • Administer surveys.
  • Prepare maps, charts, exhibits, and reports.
  • Perform all other acts and duties necessary to the promotion of public interest and understanding of its programs and plans.

In an advisory capacity, Planning Commission makes recommendations to City Council:

  • Opening, closing, vacating and abandoning streets, alleys and other public ways; the location, character and use of public ways, grounds and spaces; the general location of major public buildings, structures, and facilities.
  • The location, maintenance, and operation of public ways including freeways, highways, streets, alleys, boulevards, parkways, waterways, airways, airports, and other public transportation and transit facilities now or hereafter established.
  • The general location, character, extent and use of parks, playgrounds, community centers, squares, public buildings and structures.
  • The location and extent of routes and rights-of-way of public utilities, whether publicly or privately owned.
  • The acquisition, extension, widening, removal, vacating, or abandoning of any of the foregoing ways, open spaces or buildings.
  • The study of a land use plan, showing the proposed general distribution, location and extent of residential area, industrial areas, and areas for recreation and education and other categories of public and private use of land.
  • Standards and regulations affecting land subdivision.
  • Regulations governing the use of land; the height, area, bulk and uses of public and private buildings and structures.
  • The adoption of traffic regulations.
  • The adoption of regulations and ordinances calculated to promote the healthful and convenient distribution of population in the city, for the promotion of public safety; for the promotion and development of attractive overall civic design and the development of natural resources of the city; for the promotion and development of metropolitan area planning, growth and expansion.

The Planning Commission is responsible to the City Council.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa
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