City of Golden Zoning Code Update

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If you missed the Zoning Code Rewrite meeting on January 28, watch it now at GCO.tv or on the right column of this page.

You can now view a digital version of the form zone map! You can search the map for property addresses to see what form zone your property is in.

Microsoft Word Versions of the new Zoning Code Draft (Minus Map) are now available in the document center if you wish to track changes to the document(s) directly.


Don't Zone Out, Zone In!

Simply put, our zoning code is old… really old! It was developed over 50 years ago and although it’s been built upon and adjusted over the years, it’s not enough. The foundation of the code was based on an era long gone and those development preferences don’t represent the Golden community of today. Our decisions as a city are rooted in Golden Vision 2030, a document that is based off the vision, values, and needs expressed to us by you, our Golden community. We believe the Zoning Code should reflect those same modern beliefs.

So here we are, with a draft of the Zoning Code Rewrite based on a lot of research, work and insight from our consultants and community members who know the ins and outs of zoning. But they’re not the only ones affected by a rewrite. The truth is, anyone who works or lives in the City is impacted by pieces of the zoning code every day. That’s why it’s important to get your thoughts and feedback on this draft before we move forward. On Jan. 28, 2021 the Zoning Code Rewrite draft was unveiled at a virtual community meeting. You will find that draft and a video of the meeting right here.

If you are already familiar with the project and would like to provide feedback, consider these options:

  • Weekly Office Hours – Join staff members from the planning division every Thursday between 4 and 5 p.m. throughout the month of February to answer your questions about the code and gather feedback. This meeting is specifically set up for the community to engage with the code writers directly. All questions are good questions and all levels of understanding are welcome!
  • Idea Forums – Below are comment forums where you can leave ideas, react to the ideas of others, and also offer up questions. We’ve broken these tools into separate categories. Let us know how what you think about the draft code! We really want to encourage positive feedback as well. Tell us what you like about the new code in addition to what you feel might need work.

Still can’t find what you need? Contact Cory Miller – cmiller@cityofgolden.net

If you missed the Zoning Code Rewrite meeting on January 28, watch it now at GCO.tv or on the right column of this page.

You can now view a digital version of the form zone map! You can search the map for property addresses to see what form zone your property is in.

Microsoft Word Versions of the new Zoning Code Draft (Minus Map) are now available in the document center if you wish to track changes to the document(s) directly.


Don't Zone Out, Zone In!

Simply put, our zoning code is old… really old! It was developed over 50 years ago and although it’s been built upon and adjusted over the years, it’s not enough. The foundation of the code was based on an era long gone and those development preferences don’t represent the Golden community of today. Our decisions as a city are rooted in Golden Vision 2030, a document that is based off the vision, values, and needs expressed to us by you, our Golden community. We believe the Zoning Code should reflect those same modern beliefs.

So here we are, with a draft of the Zoning Code Rewrite based on a lot of research, work and insight from our consultants and community members who know the ins and outs of zoning. But they’re not the only ones affected by a rewrite. The truth is, anyone who works or lives in the City is impacted by pieces of the zoning code every day. That’s why it’s important to get your thoughts and feedback on this draft before we move forward. On Jan. 28, 2021 the Zoning Code Rewrite draft was unveiled at a virtual community meeting. You will find that draft and a video of the meeting right here.

If you are already familiar with the project and would like to provide feedback, consider these options:

  • Weekly Office Hours – Join staff members from the planning division every Thursday between 4 and 5 p.m. throughout the month of February to answer your questions about the code and gather feedback. This meeting is specifically set up for the community to engage with the code writers directly. All questions are good questions and all levels of understanding are welcome!
  • Idea Forums – Below are comment forums where you can leave ideas, react to the ideas of others, and also offer up questions. We’ve broken these tools into separate categories. Let us know how what you think about the draft code! We really want to encourage positive feedback as well. Tell us what you like about the new code in addition to what you feel might need work.

Still can’t find what you need? Contact Cory Miller – cmiller@cityofgolden.net