Zoning Code Audit and Rewrite

Do you have experience using Golden’s zoning code? We need to hear from you!

The City of Golden has just started a comprehensive project to review and revise its zoning code and entitlement review processes. The first phase of this project is to identify strengths and weaknesses of the code. We want to hear from those who have experience with the code and land use processes. If you would like to provide your input, please take our Audit Survey. We sincerely appreciate your time and thoughts.


CODE AUDIT DESCRIPTION

The City issued a Request for Proposals for firms qualified to conduct a zoning code audit and zoning code rewrite. Four submittals were received and, after an interview and background check process, staff selected a consultant group comprised of Pel-Ona Architects and Urbanists, Peter Park Planning and Design, and Metta Urban Design. Staff will be meeting with this team in the first week of September to discuss the scope of the project in more detail, and then meeting with members of City Council and Planning Commission to share and discuss the draft scope before moving forward with approval of the project contract.

The zoning code audit will be the initial phase, and is essentially a diagnoses of the current code and its shortcomings, before then moving on to the code rewrite process. The intent of the audit and rewrite of the zoning code is to streamline and modernize it, make it more user friendly, and bring it into better alignment with GV2030, the Comprehensive Plan and neighborhood plans, as well as the forthcoming Transportation Master Plan.

Do you have experience using Golden’s zoning code? We need to hear from you!

The City of Golden has just started a comprehensive project to review and revise its zoning code and entitlement review processes. The first phase of this project is to identify strengths and weaknesses of the code. We want to hear from those who have experience with the code and land use processes. If you would like to provide your input, please take our Audit Survey. We sincerely appreciate your time and thoughts.


CODE AUDIT DESCRIPTION

The City issued a Request for Proposals for firms qualified to conduct a zoning code audit and zoning code rewrite. Four submittals were received and, after an interview and background check process, staff selected a consultant group comprised of Pel-Ona Architects and Urbanists, Peter Park Planning and Design, and Metta Urban Design. Staff will be meeting with this team in the first week of September to discuss the scope of the project in more detail, and then meeting with members of City Council and Planning Commission to share and discuss the draft scope before moving forward with approval of the project contract.

The zoning code audit will be the initial phase, and is essentially a diagnoses of the current code and its shortcomings, before then moving on to the code rewrite process. The intent of the audit and rewrite of the zoning code is to streamline and modernize it, make it more user friendly, and bring it into better alignment with GV2030, the Comprehensive Plan and neighborhood plans, as well as the forthcoming Transportation Master Plan.

  • Part of the zoning code audit and rewrite process will evaluate how to better align the City’s policy documents (Comprehensive Plan, Neighborhood Plans etc.) with the zoning regulations. These policy documents often speak to the preservation of Golden’s “small-town character”. This survey has only one question - we want to know what area of the City best represents this concept.


    Part of the zoning code audit and rewrite process will evaluate how to better align the City’s policy documents (Comprehensive Plan, Neighborhood Plans etc.) with the zoning regulations. These policy documents often speak to the preservation of Golden’s “small-town character”. This survey has only one question - we want to know what area of the City best represents this concept.


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  • This survey is an open invitation to participate in a public outreach process for our zoning code audit. 

    This survey is an open invitation to participate in a public outreach process for our zoning code audit. 

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