Zoning Code Mapping

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As we enter into our engagement efforts in the Zoning Code rewrite process this September, visit this page for information, questions, and to leave feedback. Three different neighborhood meetings are planned for September 8, 20, and 23, each hosted at the Golden Community Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The survey for the September 8 meeting is live now, and the surveys for the second meetings will be published no later than Monday, September 20. The third meeting's survey will go live a day or two prior to the meeting.

The purpose of these meetings is to present the new Form Zone overlay districts that have been mapped to the zone districts identified below. Staff will be on hand to explain the methodology used to apply these maps, and gather feedback.

Zone Overlay District Neighborhood Meetings

  • September 8: R1 and R2 zoned neighborhoods north of Highway 58
  • September 20: R3, C1, and C2 neighborhoods directly south of Highway 58 (this includes the 8th and 9th Street and 12th Street neighborhoods and downtown properties)
  • September 23: Central Neighborhoods (CMU, R1, and R2) south of downtown along the Ford and Jackson Street corridors. This includes the East Street Neighborhood.

If you own or rent a property in one of these areas, you will receive a post card in the mail.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in your neighborhood, we still want to hear from you! Please take a moment to review the supporting documentation on this page and watch the video links provided with the survey below, then give us your feedback.

FAQs and Helpful Resources

Review the latest draft of the Form Zones & Building Form Types section of the updated zoning code, and learn more about the updates and the process.

Q. What’s my current zoning?

A: See our Zoning Map to check your current zoning.

Q: What form-based zoning is proposed for my property?

A: Search our interactive Form Zone Review Map and type in your address.

Q: The new zoning code is a form based code, how does a form based code work?

A: Watch this helpful video to help you understand how a form based code works.

Q: How does the new Golden code function differently from the current zoning code?

A: View this clip from the March 23, 2021 Study Session for an overview of how the updated code would function differently.

Q: How does the new code function ‘better’ than our current zoning code?

A: View this clip from the July 20, 2021 Study Session for an explanation of how the new code would function better.
*Please note, at 12'44", the presenter mistakenly refers to “The current rule of thumb under the NEW code" but meant to say, "The current rule of thumber under the CURRENT code."

Q: What does this code do for the preservation of existing structures?

A: Please view this helpful Preservation Simulation document to see how the code would handle the preservation of existing structures.
In addition, you can check out these simulation documents that provide additional information about our code:

As we enter into our engagement efforts in the Zoning Code rewrite process this September, visit this page for information, questions, and to leave feedback. Three different neighborhood meetings are planned for September 8, 20, and 23, each hosted at the Golden Community Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The survey for the September 8 meeting is live now, and the surveys for the second meetings will be published no later than Monday, September 20. The third meeting's survey will go live a day or two prior to the meeting.

The purpose of these meetings is to present the new Form Zone overlay districts that have been mapped to the zone districts identified below. Staff will be on hand to explain the methodology used to apply these maps, and gather feedback.

Zone Overlay District Neighborhood Meetings

  • September 8: R1 and R2 zoned neighborhoods north of Highway 58
  • September 20: R3, C1, and C2 neighborhoods directly south of Highway 58 (this includes the 8th and 9th Street and 12th Street neighborhoods and downtown properties)
  • September 23: Central Neighborhoods (CMU, R1, and R2) south of downtown along the Ford and Jackson Street corridors. This includes the East Street Neighborhood.

If you own or rent a property in one of these areas, you will receive a post card in the mail.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in your neighborhood, we still want to hear from you! Please take a moment to review the supporting documentation on this page and watch the video links provided with the survey below, then give us your feedback.

FAQs and Helpful Resources

Review the latest draft of the Form Zones & Building Form Types section of the updated zoning code, and learn more about the updates and the process.

Q. What’s my current zoning?

A: See our Zoning Map to check your current zoning.

Q: What form-based zoning is proposed for my property?

A: Search our interactive Form Zone Review Map and type in your address.

Q: The new zoning code is a form based code, how does a form based code work?

A: Watch this helpful video to help you understand how a form based code works.

Q: How does the new Golden code function differently from the current zoning code?

A: View this clip from the March 23, 2021 Study Session for an overview of how the updated code would function differently.

Q: How does the new code function ‘better’ than our current zoning code?

A: View this clip from the July 20, 2021 Study Session for an explanation of how the new code would function better.
*Please note, at 12'44", the presenter mistakenly refers to “The current rule of thumb under the NEW code" but meant to say, "The current rule of thumber under the CURRENT code."

Q: What does this code do for the preservation of existing structures?

A: Please view this helpful Preservation Simulation document to see how the code would handle the preservation of existing structures.
In addition, you can check out these simulation documents that provide additional information about our code:

  • Can’t make it to the September 23 meeting? No problem, we’ve provided our feedback survey below for your convenience. This is the same feedback survey that will be distributed at the in person meeting. In addition, staff has provided two brief videos below that provide information that will allow you to understand the following:

    • How the new zoning code arranges land uses and density standards into two separate maps: Use Zone Map and Form Zone Map
    • The methodology of how the new Form Zones were applied to properties in commercial zones and residential zones in the central neighborhoods and East Street Neighborhood.

    If you choose to utilize the online method to provide feedback, please follow the instructions provided below:

    1. Review the videos embedded below as a primer to answering the feedback survey.
    2. Check the interactive zoning map to determine what form zone overlay has been applied to your property. The map allows you to search via your address. If you are applied in the “Peripheral” form zone, you are located within the R1 or R1A use zones. If you are applied in the “Transition” form zone, you are located within either the R2 or R3 use zone, which permits multi-family development. If you have Mainstreet A, Mainstreet B, Neighborhood Corridor, or Strip applied to your property, you have commercial zoning (C1, C2, RC, CC1, CC2, Neighborhood Center). Please select either the Commercial or Residential primer video below based on your current zoning.
    3. Complete the short survey that follows.



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  • Can’t make it to the September 20 meeting? No problem, we’ve provided our feedback survey below for your convenience. This is the same feedback survey that will be distributed at the in person meeting. In addition, staff has provided two brief videos below that provide information that will allow you to understand the following:

    • How the new zoning code arranges land uses and density standards into two separate maps: Use Zone Map and Form Zone Map
    • The methodology of how the new Form Zones were applied to properties in the existing C1 and C2 properties, in and around downtown Golden.
    • The methodology of how the new Form Zones were applied to properties in the 8th and 9th Street neighborhoods, 12th Street neighborhoods, and the properties that comprise the Colorado School of Mines campus.

    If you choose to utilize the online method to provide feedback, please follow the instructions provided below:

    1. Review the videos embedded below as a primer to answering the feedback survey.
    2. Check the interactive zoning map to determine what form zone overlay has been applied to your property. The map allows you to search via your address. If you are applied either “Core”, “Transition”, or “Outer Edge” form zones, you are located within the R3 use zone, which permits multi-family development. If you have Mainstreet A, Mainstreet B, or Neighborhood Corridor applied to your property, you have commercial zoning (C1 or C2). Please select either the Commercial or Residential primer video below based on your current zoning.
    3. Complete the short survey that follows.



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  • Can’t make it to the September 8 meeting? No problem, we’ve provided our feedback survey below for your convenience. This is the same feedback survey that will be distributed at the in person meeting. In addition, staff has provided a brief video below that provides information that will allow you to understand the following:

    • How the new zoning code arranges land uses and density standards into two separate maps: Use Zone Map and Form Zone Map
    • The methodology of how the new Form Zones were applied to properties in the existing R2 zone district
    • The methodology of how the new Form Zones were applied to properties in the existing R1 district zone district.

    If you choose to utilize the online method to provide feedback, please follow the instructions provided below:

    1. Review the videos embedded below as a primer to answering the feedback survey.
    2. Check the interactive zoning map to determine what form zone overlay has been applied to your property. The map allows you to search via your address. If you are located in the “Peripheral” form zone, your use zone is R1 and you are permitted to construct single-family structures. If you are applied either “Core”, “Transition”, or “Edge” form zones, you are located within the R2 use zone, which permits multi-family development. Please note that the use zones (R1 and R2) are the same boundaries as the current City zoning. Furthermore, the current zoning uses (single-family / multi-family) are not changing as part of this process.
    3. Complete the short survey that follows.



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Page last updated: 28 September 2021, 10:28