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Levels of Engagement

Every project is different. There will be varying levels of engagement used to collaborate with our community, and we expect that as we learn more about what works, we will revise the tools we use for engagement.

Guiding Golden has four basic levels of engagement, and a variety of tools that will be used intermittently between those levels. They range from basic distribution of information, to continued partnerships with community members. To make sure we set and meet expectations, look for the symbols below on each project to see how you can get involved. Remember, as projects happen, engagement opportunities come and go. So keep watching for your chances to participate!

Levels of Engagement

Every project is different. There will be varying levels of engagement used to collaborate with our community, and we expect that as we learn more about what works, we will revise the tools we use for engagement.

Guiding Golden has four basic levels of engagement, and a variety of tools that will be used intermittently between those levels. They range from basic distribution of information, to continued partnerships with community members. To make sure we set and meet expectations, look for the symbols below on each project to see how you can get involved. Remember, as projects happen, engagement opportunities come and go. So keep watching for your chances to participate!

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As Colorado natives and residence of the Beverly Heights Subdivision since 1994, we OPPOSE the City of Golden “Zoning Code Rewrite”.
Our neighborhood is special and does NOT need to be changed to accommodate money hungry developers!
We moved here and stay here because of the large open lots, the beautiful views, the wildlife and the quietness of our neighborhood.
Much has changed in the last 27 years; an example being the mess that City of Golden made out of 19th / 6th Ave. Due to poor planning - what used to be a beautiful open entry to our community - is now a dangerous and narrow road with a wide and unnecessary median, a triple wide up-lane for bicycles, no down-lane for bicycles and no side walk for pedestrians on the south side of 19th where the apartments and park are. Not only is it dangerous and difficult to maneuver, but the access for emergency vehicle response and the exit of residence in a fire emergency evacuation is nearly impossible. If we continue with the “Zone Code Rewrite” we will be in for more poor planning. Our wonderful neighborhood will be scraped as homes are sold (possibly already being sold to developers) and the 2-4 per lot homes as describe in the proposal will be built in their place. It will totally ruin Beverly Heights.
Please DO NOT move forward with the “Zoning Code Rewrite”!
What makes people come to Golden is the openness, charming, and small town feel it has and is meant to be.

prim about 2 months ago

The rationale for the new zoning plan is to help preserve the character of Golden, which is threatened by the current zoning. However the plan allows high density in certain neighborhoods such as Beverly Heights. As a result, by allowing higher density in established neighborhoods, the plan ironically destroys the very neighborhoods that it purports to protect. The solution is to treat each established neighborhood as a PUD and do not change the housing density in the name of making a real estate buck for some transient developer or transient neighbor.

GregW about 2 months ago

I moved to Golden to escape the "density" of Denver in 2004 with the naïve understanding that Golden had a 1% growth cap and valued sustainability, the environment, its unique neighborhoods, its people. I oppose completely the proposed "Peripheral" Building Form Zone and idea that "density is good". Golden has no infrastructure to support the added population and this type of building is CLEARLY not consistent with Goldens' history nor the future we want to build here. DO NOT APPROVE

Julmcclanahan about 2 months ago

I am writing to comment on the proposed Peripheral Building Form Zone, which would allow single family lots to be subdivided into two smaller houses. I live in Beverly Heights, and feel that the proposed change, if implemented, would destroy the character of the neighborhood (and town), making it very urban. Please do not approve this change.

skarsh 2 months ago

This beautiful city that I have been a part of since 1972 is not going in the direction that I had hoped. To much building happening and the people who are taking the charm and small town feel are hurting this treasure it once was.I feel the lack of community and them driving us out of this soon to be not affordable living. It’s very sad to those of us that would like to have less big city building.

kmkblondie 2 months ago

I want to take the guiding golden.com/waste-services-survey as referred to in the January/February Golden Informe, rbutI cannot find any link that gets me there.
Thank you

Janet Johnson 4 months ago

The January/February 2020 Golden Informer reported that the City is soliciting feedback on the Waste and Recycling services, and to go to www.guidinggolden.com/waste-services-survey. There is no such link. Feedback: why must I must pay for Green Waste (compost) 12 months of the year when I use it only in the summer months? Though I appreciate having one contracted service company reduces the number of trash trucks barrelling through our residential streets, I still see the compost trucks driving around looking for compost bins to dump when those bins are tucked away for a long winter nap. I'd like the option to pause my green waste pickup (and payment) from October- April or so. Or come up with a better, monthly composting program Golden.

gilesa 4 months ago

We support the repair and protection of the historical Lunahn Trail. Jefferson County has suggested it is unsustainable, too steep and should be abandoned. It was in good shape until trail cutters initiated the erosion and it is certainly less steep than other JeffCo trails (red Rocks for example). Please Ciry of Golden fix and maintain our trail and let JeffCo Do their trail planning on other portions of south table mountain.

Lanewyatt 5 months ago

Golden has a vast collection of art for a small town. I'd love to see a well thought out approach to a Golden Cultural Arts Facility. I think the PAC is doing a good job. I think between the PAC and Foothills Art Center, Golden should be able to come up with a vibrant arts master plan.

Rick Souders 8 months ago

I walk my dogs through many neighborhoods in Golden. I am concerned about the amount of trash that I see and the condition of some of the areas. The post office on 12th is deplorable. The flag that is on the flag pole is filthy and tattered. Surely there is something that we can do to correct some of this.

loriebeattie 8 months ago

As a pedestrian and cyclist, I was eager to complete the bicycle/pedestrian survey but was disappointed there was no room for suggestions on improving pedestrian safety. Bicycling in Golden is great; pedestrian safety and convenience could be improved greatly, particularly at traffic circles and by eliminating the need to push a button when crossing at signalized intersections (If you miss the light by a second, you have to wait through a complete cycle to get a walk light). Also, the pedestrian crossing in front of Safeway no longer has lighted signs and is dangerous for students who trust they can safely cross there. Drivers typically don't stop for pedestrians entering crosswalks. Maybe better education would help. Thanks! Jill Jamieson, 2014 Washington Circle.

jjamieson 8 months ago

The speed limit on North Ford Street is 25 mph, but most cars/trucks are doing about 35 mph with frequent instances of over 50 mph.  Additionally, the amount of traffic has increased by about 4x since the work on Washington Street was done a couple years ago.  Drivers, both northbound and southbound, now choose to cut through North Ford Street to circumvent traffic on Highway 93.
This portion of the street is very popular with cyclists, neighborhood kids riding/walking to/from the bus stop at Norman Park, numerous pedestrians and dog walkers.  The sidewalk on the west side of the street is exceedingly narrow and only a few feet from cars speeding at 50 mph.  As the design does not allow for widening sidewalks or creating a bike path, the most logical request would be to slow and reduce the traffic in our neighborhood.

We request that the City of Golden take action to mitigate vehicle speeds. An email has been sent to city officials and council. Thank you.

jenbarbour 8 months ago

As a frequent pedestrian, I would like to see the walk signs come on automatically, rather than requiring people to press a button. Such a change might be especially helpful for visitors downtown, but I'd also really appreciate it at the intersection of Jackson and 19th, where it can be difficult for pedestrians to determine whether it is safe to cross when they walk up.

ehale 9 months ago

I would like to explore the results of Ordinance 2114 and the impact on the investment in redeveloping properties in the R2 Golden neighborhoods. Prior to adoption, I communicated my concerns to city counsel, Steve Glueck, and the city's planning staff that I believed the result would be private investment in redeveloping these old neighborhood properties would stop, and there would be a negative impact on property values in these neighborhoods because of that. Hope I'm proved wrong, but I'd like the city to respond.

Dougmiller about 1 year ago

Doing your refining survey is VERY repetitive and annoying. One of the biggest concerns that has been swept under the rug is cost for these three concepts for the corridor. WE need much more understanding of the costs to make informed choices and are any of them within or even near a budget that is going to be blown out of the water by the Covid 19 crisis?

issimo99 about 1 year ago

We would like to see a simple bandshell or portable stage included in the plan. Financed by community organizations that would use it

ILX9878 over 1 year ago

It would be nice if those not living in the heart of Golden to be able to access the composting that those in downtown get to take advantage of. Provide a location to drop off the food waste and allow residents to take compost home for their gardens. Also it would be nice to provide a way for citizens to recycle tree branches and then be able to use the recycled wood mulch for our landscaping. A place to recycle used vegetable oil would also be nice. I would also like to see Golden tackle the plastic issue buy requiring people to pay for plastic bags, similar to what Boulder did and now Denver.

Sustainablegolden over 1 year ago

A coffee shop like the Windy Saddle with a patio on the Creek.

A small business incubator that shares equipment etc.

Jennwoo52 over 1 year ago

Add a walking path from the upper parking area at Golden Community Center to the lower area which links to Lions Park.

With the need for parking growing explore parking areas that are greener, rather than large slabs of asphalt or concrete; break them up, explore alternative surfaces.

jbharmony over 1 year ago

Get serious about climate issues and start by eliminating all those Christmas lights, replace some city vehicles with electric bikes and electric cargo bikes, tax incentives for home vegetable gardens and rain water collection. Get locals to work locally. Help eliminate two car families. I see more bikes on cars than butts on bikes in Golden. As I see it Golden is a poser-town when it comes to real environmental action. Also use the funds saved to help get some affordable housing in Golden, I've had many qualified co-workers leave the town and state because they can't afford to live, I witnessed the same demise of affordable living in Evergreen, Kittredge, Morrison and the entire state for that matter. Greed and selective-ignorance are overtaking humanity.

goldenreap over 1 year ago