Big Idea: Golden Civic Center

City Council has decided to move forward with the purchase of 7.2 acres and an office building at 311 10th St. in Goosetown from Coors Brewery with the anticipated closing date of August 20, 2019. The City’s evaluation through the due diligence process revealed that utilizing the existing office building on site for a new civic center may not be practical and might even be cost prohibitive. It is quite possible that the City will need to explore building a new structure on the site rather than renovating the existing office building. In order to arrive at that eventual determination, there will be much work and dialogue with the community ahead on size, scope, cost, and funding for such a project.

This project is an exciting opportunity for Golden, studies, polls, and conversations brought to City Council over the past few years have revealed the significant space needs for community and cultural facilities, both now and into the future. This site could potentially address some or all of them along with a consolidated civic center. This would also allow the City to have significant influence in a large area susceptible to redevelopment. Centralizing and relocating city services at a new location could also create opportunities to explore future community uses along the key ¾-mile long Clear Creek Corridor from the 311 10th St. building west to 6th Avenue.

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City Council has decided to move forward with the purchase of 7.2 acres and an office building at 311 10th St. in Goosetown from Coors Brewery with the anticipated closing date of August 20, 2019. The City’s evaluation through the due diligence process revealed that utilizing the existing office building on site for a new civic center may not be practical and might even be cost prohibitive. It is quite possible that the City will need to explore building a new structure on the site rather than renovating the existing office building. In order to arrive at that eventual determination, there will be much work and dialogue with the community ahead on size, scope, cost, and funding for such a project.

This project is an exciting opportunity for Golden, studies, polls, and conversations brought to City Council over the past few years have revealed the significant space needs for community and cultural facilities, both now and into the future. This site could potentially address some or all of them along with a consolidated civic center. This would also allow the City to have significant influence in a large area susceptible to redevelopment. Centralizing and relocating city services at a new location could also create opportunities to explore future community uses along the key ¾-mile long Clear Creek Corridor from the 311 10th St. building west to 6th Avenue.

As we have more information, we will post it to this page. Please subscribe on this page for the most up-to-date information.

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Q&A

  • If City Offices and the Golden History Museum move to the new facility, perhaps consideration could be given to separating the Jeffco library into the two adjacent buildings; the current library could be an Adult library and the current History Museum could be converted into a Children’s library. As the Jeffco Library is a different governmental entity than the city of Golden, this may not be possible or may be difficult to accomplish, but it would be nice to accommodate the different library needs and uses of adults and children into two separate facilities.

    4 months ago

    Thank you for your thoughts. The library is a very important part of Golden and we are committed to looking at different partnerships that might exist for us.

  • Will you include workforce housing on some of the property if its acquired? This area has long been considered a good location for that land use so long as it truly is workforce housing. You could requires that potential residents submit proof of at least 32 hours/week in Golden like other communities such as Breckenridge and Pitkin County.

    6 months ago

    As we are in the early stages of investigating this project, we are considering many different ideas. Workforce housing could be a good fit for this project. We will continue to consider all options and keep our community updated as we move forward.


  • How would acquistion of this property work with RTD for extension of the G line, as RTD has the ROW to do that? It could open up TOD and affordable housing options.

    Karen Oxman asked 6 months ago

    We are very interested in working with RTD to expand transportation options in Golden including the possibility of connecting to or extending the G line, whether this project moves forward or if another use is identified. We will update the project page with any new information on this and other topics, please stay tuned.