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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

  • Lot 1 Canyon View Business Park Filing 2 Replat B

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    25 August, 2020
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    The City of Golden has received an inquiry about a potential submittal for a Special Use Permit and Site Plan application to allow for a multi-family project. The project would have a 35’ height limitation in accordance with the property’s zoning. The applicant is proposing three buildings on the attached conceptual site plan with 150-180 workforce housing units. Workforce housing, is typically housing for those households making 80% to 120% of area median income. Further defined by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority in Jefferson County as households roughly making $56,000 to $120,000 a year.

    Please plan to virtually attend a Neighborhood Information Meeting at 4:30 pm, September 9, 2020.

    Those who wish to participate may contact planning@cityofgolden.net for a link or follow the link below, the day of the meeting.

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  • Overlook Site Plan Review

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    21 July, 2020
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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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    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

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  • 17191 S Golden Rd - Sonic Special Use Permit

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    21 July, 2020
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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

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  • Gateway Boarding House

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

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 P.M., in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado, to review an application for site plan review for construction of a commercial structure that includes office, retail, restaurant and commercial boarding house uses, located in the Gateway Village development at 18450 W. Colfax Avenue.

    Gateway Village Site Development Plan

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  • 2202 Cheyenne Street Variance

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    16 January, 2020
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    Planning Commission moved to approve this variance request at the meeting on March 4, 2020.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado to review a variance request concerning allowance of the front 15 foot setback along 22nd Street to be reduced to 10 feet for the construction of a new home and garage. Due to being on a corner lot, the property has two front setbacks, the variance request is only for the front setback along 22nd St.

    2202 Cheyenne Street Site Plan

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  • 2101 Ford Street Mixed Use Project

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

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado to review an application requesting the demolition of the current commercial structure and construction of a mixed-use project, located at 2101 Ford Street. This project include 5 residential townhomes and a commercial structure and is in the East Street Historic District.

    2101 Ford Site Plan

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

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  • 2018 Washington Circle Variance

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    16 January, 2020
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    City Council moved to deny the appeal request on February 13, 2020.

    Planning Commission moved to deny this zoning variance at the meeting on January 8, 2020 based on their findings. The applicant has 15 days within this date of decision to apply for City Council review.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado to review an application requesting extension of the current garage to allow a tandem two car garage. The placement of the existing single family house, the odd shape of the property in relation to the driveway, along with the lot being undersized, make this a potential case for “hardship,” as defined by the Municipal Code, and consideration for a variance.

    2018 Washington Circle Site Plan

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  • 18201 W 10th Ave Rezoning/ PUD Amendment

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    16 January, 2020
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    The Planning Commission reviewed and provided recommendation to City Council in the meeting on January 8, 2020.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado to review an application requesting PUD Amendment/Rezoning to allow screened outdoor storage at 18201 W 10th Avenue. The Lookout Center Official Development Plan (ODP) was approved in 2018 by City of Golden City Council. In November of 2019, PSCO submitted a PUD Amendment application in order to modify the zoning within the existing ODP to allow a screened outdoor storage area. The PUD Amendment process allows for the creation of an amended ODP with updated permitted uses and bulk standards subject to Council approval

    18201 W 10th Ave PUD Amendment

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  • Overlook Site Plan

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    09 April, 2019
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    The City of Golden has received an inquiry about a potential application from the property owner of the Golden Overlook Subdivision, seeking approval for a Site Plan to construct commercial uses per Golden Overlook PUD Amendment 1, as approved by City Council on July 25, 2019.

    Please plan to attend a Neighborhood Information Meeting at 6 PM Thursday, December 12, 2019 in the Green Mountain High School Auditorium, 13175 W Green Mountain Dr, Lakewood, CO 80228.

    City Council approved the rezoning request for the Golden Overlook Subdivision on July 25, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado.

    City Council held a Public Hearing on the rezoning request on June 27, 2019 to review an application requesting the rezoning of the Golden Overlook Subdivision to allow commercial uses in the form of indoor self-storage facilities and “personal warehouse” spaces. The public hearing was closed that evening, and Council voted to continue their discussion on July 25th in preparation for their vote on Ordinance 2111. Council approval came after the PUD Amendment was revised to impose stricter standards on future development on the site.

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  • 16351 W Colfax Avenue Vacation

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    11 November, 2019
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    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden chose to recommend approval of this vacation to City Council on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado to review an application requesting a partial right of way vacation of Quaker Street at 16351 W. Colfax. This vacation is located between W. Colfax Avenue and W. 8th Avenue, and would retain public easements for utilities and Emergency Vehicle Access over the entire vacated parcel. Due to severe grade on the northern half of the block to be vacated, this portion of the street has never been constructed and does not connect to W. 8th Avenue.


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