Heart of Golden 2020: Refining

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Phase One: Visioning for Heart of Golden 2020 is successfully completed, and we are excited to move into the next phase of the process: Refining.

We received over 4000 ideas from the community and a ton of feedback both online and in person, and used all of it to come up with preliminary draft ideas for how the Clear Creek Corridor might be redeveloped. Please take the surveys below to compare and contrast the key features of the options, and let's start refining the concepts.

Golden, you gave us great ideas for the Clear Creek Corridor that have brought us to this point. We encourage you to continue participating in this project all the way to the end. This is YOUR legacy project, and your engagement is key to its success!

Participate in the Refining Phase

The designs are meant to help visualize what different options would look like. We want to hear your feedback on what key features you like and would put in your ultimate design of the corridor. We recommend participating in the following order:

  1. Watch the video or view the PowerPoint of the presentation from March 11, the presentation will answer many of your questions and help focus your feedback moving forward. There are also images of the designs in the document library. There are: Existing conditions, Civic Campus and Cultural Core, Eastern Intensity and Central Parks, and Civic Anchors and Distinct Destinations.
  2. Look at the Design Options and let us know what features in each design you love, like, and/or dislike.
  3. Take the Concept Inspiration Survey to tell us what images inspire you for this project.
  4. Take the Evaluation Criteria Survey to tell us how the key features fit within your idea of the corridor.

Heart of Golden 2020 Refining Workshops

  • COMPLETE! March 11, 6:30 p.m. - Council Chambers, 911 10th Street
  • Canceled: April 8, 6:30 p.m. - All public meetings have been canceled through April due to concerns with COVID-19

The City hosted one Heart of Golden 2020 Refining Workshop, allowing community comments and suggestions. While the second workshop has been canceled due to efforts to mitigate spread of the coronavirus, we are still taking your feedback here!

Background

The City of Golden purchased 7.27 acres of land east of Ford Street along the Clear Creek Corridor which now gives the Golden community the opportunity to address several longstanding community goals:

  • Enhancing civic and cultural community activities
  • Realizing the potential of the creek corridor
  • Consolidating and improving municipal facilities and service delivery

Continue to watch this page to make sure you know about all the newest information and opportunities to engage on this project!

Phase One: Visioning for Heart of Golden 2020 is successfully completed, and we are excited to move into the next phase of the process: Refining.

We received over 4000 ideas from the community and a ton of feedback both online and in person, and used all of it to come up with preliminary draft ideas for how the Clear Creek Corridor might be redeveloped. Please take the surveys below to compare and contrast the key features of the options, and let's start refining the concepts.

Golden, you gave us great ideas for the Clear Creek Corridor that have brought us to this point. We encourage you to continue participating in this project all the way to the end. This is YOUR legacy project, and your engagement is key to its success!

Participate in the Refining Phase

The designs are meant to help visualize what different options would look like. We want to hear your feedback on what key features you like and would put in your ultimate design of the corridor. We recommend participating in the following order:

  1. Watch the video or view the PowerPoint of the presentation from March 11, the presentation will answer many of your questions and help focus your feedback moving forward. There are also images of the designs in the document library. There are: Existing conditions, Civic Campus and Cultural Core, Eastern Intensity and Central Parks, and Civic Anchors and Distinct Destinations.
  2. Look at the Design Options and let us know what features in each design you love, like, and/or dislike.
  3. Take the Concept Inspiration Survey to tell us what images inspire you for this project.
  4. Take the Evaluation Criteria Survey to tell us how the key features fit within your idea of the corridor.

Heart of Golden 2020 Refining Workshops

  • COMPLETE! March 11, 6:30 p.m. - Council Chambers, 911 10th Street
  • Canceled: April 8, 6:30 p.m. - All public meetings have been canceled through April due to concerns with COVID-19

The City hosted one Heart of Golden 2020 Refining Workshop, allowing community comments and suggestions. While the second workshop has been canceled due to efforts to mitigate spread of the coronavirus, we are still taking your feedback here!

Background

The City of Golden purchased 7.27 acres of land east of Ford Street along the Clear Creek Corridor which now gives the Golden community the opportunity to address several longstanding community goals:

  • Enhancing civic and cultural community activities
  • Realizing the potential of the creek corridor
  • Consolidating and improving municipal facilities and service delivery

Continue to watch this page to make sure you know about all the newest information and opportunities to engage on this project!

Heart of Golden Design Option 1

21 days

In this artist's rendering of the first design option for the Heart of Golden project, "Civic Campus + Cultural Core", you notice these key features:

  • Arts and tourism area centralized with interwoven open space / pocket parks and framed by a festival street along 10th.
  • Creek-side amphitheater suitable for large events and new tennis courts to replace existing Lions Park ball fields.
  • Parking garage near civic buildings in the East Zone to serve visitors of the Clear Creek Corridor and Downtown Golden.
  • Vanover Park and Parfet Park to remain with enhanced trail connections and accessibility along Clear Creek and Water...

In this artist's rendering of the first design option for the Heart of Golden project, "Civic Campus + Cultural Core", you notice these key features:

  • Arts and tourism area centralized with interwoven open space / pocket parks and framed by a festival street along 10th.
  • Creek-side amphitheater suitable for large events and new tennis courts to replace existing Lions Park ball fields.
  • Parking garage near civic buildings in the East Zone to serve visitors of the Clear Creek Corridor and Downtown Golden.
  • Vanover Park and Parfet Park to remain with enhanced trail connections and accessibility along Clear Creek and Water Street.
  • New enhanced pedestrian bridge connecting Illinois Street over Clear Creek that accommodates vehicular traffic during Washington Avenue closures.
  • New Police and City Hall are co-located. 

Heart of Golden Design Option 2

21 days

In this artist's rendering of the second design option for the Heart of Golden project, "Eastern Intensity + Central Parks", you notice these key features:

  • Central passive park space with nature playground, meandering pathways, and creek access.
  • Lions Park ball fields to remain and supplemented with a festival street event space, used for parking during non-event times.
  • Existing Visitor's Center to remain and provide an expansion for the existing Fire Department building.
  • New building development concentrated in the East Zone with an amphitheater for large events, supported by a parking structure. 
  • Police and City Hall are co-located.

In this artist's rendering of the second design option for the Heart of Golden project, "Eastern Intensity + Central Parks", you notice these key features:

  • Central passive park space with nature playground, meandering pathways, and creek access.
  • Lions Park ball fields to remain and supplemented with a festival street event space, used for parking during non-event times.
  • Existing Visitor's Center to remain and provide an expansion for the existing Fire Department building.
  • New building development concentrated in the East Zone with an amphitheater for large events, supported by a parking structure. 
  • Police and City Hall are co-located.

Heart of Golden Design Option 3

21 days

In this artist's rendering of the third design option for the Heart of Golden project, "Civic Anchors + Distinct Destinations", you notice these key features:

  • Cultural facilities at corners of Washington Avenue and 10th Street create a gateway and extend the Main Street character.
  • Open space network expanded to promote passive uses and a continuous green corridor along the Clear Creek trail.
  • Arts and Education hub with central flexible-use outdoor space for events and exhibitions.
  • Civic uses concentrated at Archer Street and 10th Street with naturalized open space buffer along Clear Creek edge.

In this artist's rendering of the third design option for the Heart of Golden project, "Civic Anchors + Distinct Destinations", you notice these key features:

  • Cultural facilities at corners of Washington Avenue and 10th Street create a gateway and extend the Main Street character.
  • Open space network expanded to promote passive uses and a continuous green corridor along the Clear Creek trail.
  • Arts and Education hub with central flexible-use outdoor space for events and exhibitions.
  • Civic uses concentrated at Archer Street and 10th Street with naturalized open space buffer along Clear Creek edge.