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

  • Gateway Boarding House

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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

  • 2202 Cheyenne Street Variance

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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

  • 2018 Washington Circle Variance

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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

  • 18201 W 10th Ave Rezoning/ PUD Amendment

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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

  • Overlook Site Plan

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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.

  • 16351 W Colfax Avenue Vacation

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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.


  • Jefferson County Parkway and W. 10th Avenue Vacation

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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 city- initiated partial right of way vacation at Jefferson County Parkway and W 10th Avenue. The request is to vacate a strip of land adjacent to the intersection of W. 10th Avenue and Jefferson County Parkway, while dedicating four right of way parcels, labeled parcels 1,2,3 and 4 adjacent to the vacated parcel. A utilities easement will also be dedicated with this vacation. The requested vacation and the agreement between Jefferson County and the City of Golden enables the city to tidy up an older roadway concern while appropriately dedicating right of way parcels.


  • 612 24th Street Revised Site Plan

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    612 24th Street Revised Site Plan

    The Planning Commission of the City of Golden held a Public Hearing at a meeting on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado to review changes to a previously approved site plan for an affordable apartment project located at 612 24th Street. The proposed changes serve to reduce the scale of the project and, therefore, do not trigger a new Chapter 18.40 zoning review process. However, due to the level of interest in this project, staff and the applicant will be taking the revised plans back to Planning Commission for a courtesy review and for public comment.

    APPLICANT: Jefferson County Housing Authority

    LOCATION: 612 24th Street

    The changes to the approved site plan are as follows:

    · Number of residential units reduced from 51 to 44

    · All required parking now provided entirely on site

    · Reduction of building mass on west (Jackson Street) side

    · Increased ground level open space and outdoor use area


  • 1950 Ford Street - Neighborhood Meeting

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    The neighborhood meeting at 1950 Ford was held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. The meeting was well attended and had lively discussion among attendees. The applicant will take the information collected from the meeting into consideration when formally submitting for plan review if they choose to do so.

    The next steps for the applicant if they choose to move forward would be submittal for a formal site plan review, project review by staff, and a Planning Commission final decision.

    The City of Golden Planning Division has received notice of a potential submittal for a Site Plan Review application for a commercial development on the property located at 1950 Ford St. The applicant is proposing to continue to use the former chapel building as office space and develop the adjacent empty lot that extends to Jackson Street.

    It is important to note that this meeting is not a hearing. It’s your chance to hear what is being proposed, provide feedback and ask questions in the context of an informal meeting hosted by the applicant. If the applicant chooses to move forward with the site plan process, the Planning Commission hearing will be scheduled for a later date.


  • Shelton Final Plat

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    The Golden City Council of the City of Golden held a Public Hearing at a meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado to consider an application requesting a final plat to subdivide a 9 acre site from one lot into thirteen lots, on the property located at 850 Shelton Road. City Council unanimously approved the request.


    Shelton Final Plat