Planning Projects

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The Planning Division works with citizens and businesses to ensure that land use complies with the City of Golden zoning regulations. The division coordinates with the Planning Commission to process and review site plans and subdivision plats, and to approve land use and rezoning.

The Golden Planning Department has a number of projects happening at any given time. When official applications are received, a case number is assigned to the proposed development and posted on this page. Follow cases here and know what's upcoming at the Historic Preservation Board and Planning Commission Hearings! We'll let you know when meetings are coming up and how you can have your say. In addition to posting cases on this page, Planning staff provide public notification for every case, for example, site plan review hearings at Planning Commission require notification which includes a letter to homeowners within a 500 square foot radius, a notice in the Golden Transcript, and posting on the subject property in advance of the hearing.

Interested in learning more about how Planning works in Golden? Or perhaps you would like to understand the role of a Planning Commissioner or even apply to serve on Planning Commission in the future? Check out the Planning Commissioner Handbook and the Important Links tab on the right side of this page.

For an archive of past projects (before July 2018) please visit Cityofgolden.net/PlanningProjectsArchive

The Planning Division works with citizens and businesses to ensure that land use complies with the City of Golden zoning regulations. The division coordinates with the Planning Commission to process and review site plans and subdivision plats, and to approve land use and rezoning.

The Golden Planning Department has a number of projects happening at any given time. When official applications are received, a case number is assigned to the proposed development and posted on this page. Follow cases here and know what's upcoming at the Historic Preservation Board and Planning Commission Hearings! We'll let you know when meetings are coming up and how you can have your say. In addition to posting cases on this page, Planning staff provide public notification for every case, for example, site plan review hearings at Planning Commission require notification which includes a letter to homeowners within a 500 square foot radius, a notice in the Golden Transcript, and posting on the subject property in advance of the hearing.

Interested in learning more about how Planning works in Golden? Or perhaps you would like to understand the role of a Planning Commissioner or even apply to serve on Planning Commission in the future? Check out the Planning Commissioner Handbook and the Important Links tab on the right side of this page.

For an archive of past projects (before July 2018) please visit Cityofgolden.net/PlanningProjectsArchive

  • PC21-02 510 Arapahoe St - Site Plan

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    The applicant appealed Planning Commission’s denial decision of March 3rd, and Council discussed the appeal request at their meeting on April 20, 2021. Council’s decision was to reverse a portion of Commission’s decision and remand the case back to Commission in order to consider new evidence related to the highway noise standard and complete the site plan review process. A second public hearing for PC 21-02 will be scheduled for May 19th at Planning Commission, and additional packet materials will be posted here in advance of that meeting date.


    The Planning Commission moved to deny the site plan at the public hearing on March 3, 2021.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden held a Public Hearing at a meeting on Wednesday March 3 at 6:30 P.M. online on the City Website to consider an application for a site development plan for two paired homes (two duplexes on separate lots) with detached garages for property located at 510 Arapahoe Street.

    A Neighborhood Information Meeting was held on February 2, 2021.

    Elevations

    Proposed Plat




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  • PC21-01 912 12th St - Tier 2 Height Bonus

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    The Planning Commission moved to approve the case during the April 7, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting.

    The Planning Commission moved to continue the case to the April 7, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing at a meeting on Wednesday March 3 at 6:30 P.M. online on the City Website to consider an application for a Tier-2 bonus for additional building height for property located at 912 12th Street. The request would be for an approximately 7’-6” addition to the height of the building that would allow for a covered roof-top deck and access to this deck. The permitted height in this portion of downtown is 30’ and the proposed height of the structure with the deck would be 34’-4”, if approved.

    Proposed Plans

    A Neighborhood Information Meeting was held on January 25, 2021.




  • Sustainability Discussion and Recommendation

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    The Planning Commission moved to approve the recommendation to be send to City Council at the public hearing on March 3, 2021.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a discussion at a meeting on Wednesday March 3 at 6:30 P.M. online on the City Website to consider a sustainability code recommendation to Council that transitions the current regulatory framework from a set of menu options to a primarily standards based approach. This transition menu is a big step forward on the way to the eventual goal of moving to a performance energy standard that will be better aligned with community sustainability goals that eventually get Golden to net zero energy use. While this recommendation is not a public hearing until it reaches Council in the form of an ordinance, members of the public are still encouraged to provide written comments and speak at public comment at the beginning of the March 3rd meeting on this topic.

    Sustainability Memo and Recommendation

  • PC21-03 Overlook Preliminary Plat

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    The Planning Commission moved to approve the Preliminary Plat at the public hearing on March 3, 2021.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing at a meeting on Wednesday March 3 at 6:30 P.M. online on the City Website to consider an application for a Preliminary Plat approval for the construction of a personal warehouse and self-storage facility, located on two new lots. The Site Plan has previously been approved by Planning Commission, and is available here. There are no proposed changes to the approved project.

    Preliminary Plat


  • Lot 1 Canyon View Business Park Filing 2 Replat B

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    The Planning Commission moved to approve the site plan and the banking plan during the meeting on February 5, 2021.

    The Canyon View Apartments project, resubmitted by the Applicant, has undergone some modifications due to the density variance being denied by the Planning Commission on January 6, 2021. The submission (attached) now eliminates the middle-income units in favor of 104 market-rate units that comply with the R-3 zoning for lot area per dwelling, along with setbacks and height. The elimination of the middle-income units means the Applicant will need to gain allocations through the open pool and save those allocations in 2021 and 2022 (up to 5 years per banking plan allowance) for construction of the entire project.

    The Planning Commission moved to deny the lot area variance during the meeting on January 6, 2021. The discussion has been tabled until the February 3, 2021 meeting, where public comment will be reopened.

    The Planning Commission moved to approve the special use permit during the meeting on December 2, 2020. The discussion has been tabled until the January 6, 2021 meeting, where public comment will be reopened.

    A Neighborhood Information Meeting was held for this project at 4:30 pm, September 9, 2020.

    Site Plan Drawings


  • 2101 Ford Street Mixed Use Project

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    The City Council motioned to approve the Preliminary Plat and the Final Plat.

    The City Council of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing at a meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. online on the City Website to consider an application for both Preliminary Plat (Resolution 2762) and Final Plat (Resolution 2763) approval for construction of a mixed-use project, which includes 5 residential townhomes and a commercial structure, located at 2101 Ford Street. There are no proposed changes to the approved project. The meeting will be streamed live on the City Website Meetings and Agendas page.

    2101 Ford Final Plat

    2101 Ford Preliminary Plat

    2101 Ford Site Plan

    Planning Commission moved to approve this preliminary plat and special us permit at the meeting on November 4, 2020.

    Planning Commission moved to approve this site plan at the meeting on February 5, 2020.

    This case was approved by the Historic Preservation Board at a meeting on November 4, 2019.

  • 623 14th St - Site Plan

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    Planning Commission moved to approve this site plan at the meeting on November 4, 2020.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. online to review an application to consider a site plan for a mixed-use project that includes an eight unit multi-family addition to the existing structure at 623 14th Street, which is being converted into a tourist home.

    Site Plan

    Meeting Information:

    If you wish to make a public comment, you must register at the event link below. If you only wish to watch, it will be live streamed on the City of Golden meetings page.

    Event address for attendees: https://cityofgoldenevents.webex.com/cityofgoldenevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb7949ffe8c9053013cd975683d983312

  • 920 13th St - Special Use Permit

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    Planning Commission moved to approve this special us permit at the meeting on November 4, 2020.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. online to review an application requesting a Special Use Permit application to allow for 100% residential use on a (C2) commercial lot, located at 920 13th Street. The project is proposed to contain two residential dwelling units and follow the requirements for the R3 zoning district. A neighborhood meeting was held on October 6, 2020.

    Proposed Plans

    Meeting Information:

    If you wish to make a public comment, you must register at the event link below. If you only wish to watch, it will be live streamed on the City of Golden meetings page.

    Event address for attendees: https://cityofgoldenevents.webex.com/cityofgoldenevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb7949ffe8c9053013cd975683d983312


  • 17191 S Golden Rd - Sonic Special Use Permit

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    Planning Commission moved to approve this special use permit at the meeting on August 5, 2020.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. online to review an application requesting the reconfiguration of parking spots and construction of a drive through, located at 17191 South Golden Road. This project includes one existing commercial structure currently used as a restaurant and will continue to be used as such.

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    Meeting Information

    The meeting will be broadcast live on GCO.TV and Comcast Channel 8 and 880 (HD) and streamed live on the City Website Meetings and Agendas page.

    Members of the public who would like to call in and listen to the meeting can call +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll and enter meeting code 146 255 0462

    Members of the public wishing to provide live public comment during the virtual meeting can pre-register by 5 pm on the day of the meeting using this link: https://cityofgoldenevents.webex.com/cityofgoldenevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e257f0dbac3c1eb85243d16790c2dac1d

  • Overlook Site Plan Review

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    Planning Commission moved to approve this site plan at the meeting on August 5, 2020. The applicant is now free to apply for building permits to construct the approved development.


    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden held a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. online through the City of Golden website to consider a site plan for a self-storage facility and a personal warehouse facility on the 25 acre property known as Overlook, near the intersection of I-70 and C470.

    The property was rezoned from residential to limited commercial uses, as approved by City Council on July 25, 2019. The self-storage facility, located on the northern portion of the site, is composed of three buildings. The personal warehouse facility, located on the southwestern portion of the site, is composed of seven buildings. The buildings, their associated access, and parking will cover approximately 33% of the site, while approximately 67% of the site will be landscaped or revegetated.

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    Site Plan

    Elevations

    Graphics

    Meeting Information

    The meeting will be broadcast live on GCO.TV and Comcast Channel 8 and 880 (HD) and streamed live on the City Website Meetings and Agendas page.

    Members of the public who would like to call in and listen to the meeting can call +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll and enter meeting code 146 255 0462

    Members of the public wishing to provide live public comment during the virtual meeting can pre-register by 5 pm on the day of the meeting using this link: https://cityofgoldenevents.webex.com/cityofgoldenevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e257f0dbac3c1eb85243d16790c2dac1d