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Community Meeting | August 15, 2023

Facing higher-than-expected construction costs, city staff will begin to explore alternative solutions to the Heart of Golden Phase 1 project scope for new municipal facilities. As City staff consider the next steps on the project, we are seeking your engagement.

On Tuesday, August 15, a community meeting took place to share new ideas and reassess ways to move forward with important facility improvements.

During the in-person meeting, participants provided ideas and feedback on seven different boards that look at different parts of the Heart of Golden plan. If you could not attend the meeting in person, you can still be involved by reviewing the presentation and giving us your feedback and ideas on the same seven topics using the Ideas & Feedback tools below.

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Update: July 12, 2023

The Heart of Golden is a special project for the City that asks our community and leaders to imagine the future of Golden in 10 years, 20 years, and beyond. After three years of careful planning, City Council approved the Heart of Golden Planning Document in August 2022.

The plan aligns with what the community envisioned for the Clear Creek Corridor, which started in 2011 with the Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan. That plan suggested moving several city facilities east of the Clear Creek Corridor on property purchased in 2019 to create more open space and community amenities in the Heart of Golden area.

As part of the next steps, in late 2022, City Council authorized an evaluation to consider the costs and benefits of moving the city hall and police department facilities to the east zone. City Council wants to make sure that the construction of a new building is in the best interest of the community in terms of money and quality of life. The evaluation is currently happening this summer 2023, and Council is considering several factors:

  • How the workplace may change in the future and how that could affect the type and amount of space that would be necessary to best serve the public. The City will update the 2018 Needs Analysis based on recent and expected workplace trends. This analysis will consider the future space needs of the city organization as well as technology and design requirements that current facilities do not address.
  • How will improvements in services for residents and businesses, and employee productivity compare to the investment required?
  • How much more efficient would it be to have a single central location instead of scattered offices in six different buildings in the corridor to meet the needs of residents and businesses?
  • How will open space and community use benefit from consolidating city facilities? Moving city facilities outside of the central zone could open current sites for more community-friendly spaces such as open space and parks.
  • What other uses in the east zone would complement the vision outlined in the Heart of Golden plan?

Keep watching for updates on this important project to provide feedback and and help decide what the Heart of Golden (the Clear Creek Corridor) will be for the community into the future. Please read through the adopted Heart of Golden plan and let us know what you think!

Community Meeting | August 15, 2023

Facing higher-than-expected construction costs, city staff will begin to explore alternative solutions to the Heart of Golden Phase 1 project scope for new municipal facilities. As City staff consider the next steps on the project, we are seeking your engagement.

On Tuesday, August 15, a community meeting took place to share new ideas and reassess ways to move forward with important facility improvements.

During the in-person meeting, participants provided ideas and feedback on seven different boards that look at different parts of the Heart of Golden plan. If you could not attend the meeting in person, you can still be involved by reviewing the presentation and giving us your feedback and ideas on the same seven topics using the Ideas & Feedback tools below.

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Update: July 12, 2023

The Heart of Golden is a special project for the City that asks our community and leaders to imagine the future of Golden in 10 years, 20 years, and beyond. After three years of careful planning, City Council approved the Heart of Golden Planning Document in August 2022.

The plan aligns with what the community envisioned for the Clear Creek Corridor, which started in 2011 with the Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan. That plan suggested moving several city facilities east of the Clear Creek Corridor on property purchased in 2019 to create more open space and community amenities in the Heart of Golden area.

As part of the next steps, in late 2022, City Council authorized an evaluation to consider the costs and benefits of moving the city hall and police department facilities to the east zone. City Council wants to make sure that the construction of a new building is in the best interest of the community in terms of money and quality of life. The evaluation is currently happening this summer 2023, and Council is considering several factors:

  • How the workplace may change in the future and how that could affect the type and amount of space that would be necessary to best serve the public. The City will update the 2018 Needs Analysis based on recent and expected workplace trends. This analysis will consider the future space needs of the city organization as well as technology and design requirements that current facilities do not address.
  • How will improvements in services for residents and businesses, and employee productivity compare to the investment required?
  • How much more efficient would it be to have a single central location instead of scattered offices in six different buildings in the corridor to meet the needs of residents and businesses?
  • How will open space and community use benefit from consolidating city facilities? Moving city facilities outside of the central zone could open current sites for more community-friendly spaces such as open space and parks.
  • What other uses in the east zone would complement the vision outlined in the Heart of Golden plan?

Keep watching for updates on this important project to provide feedback and and help decide what the Heart of Golden (the Clear Creek Corridor) will be for the community into the future. Please read through the adopted Heart of Golden plan and let us know what you think!

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