Apartments and a Hotel on 8th Street

February 6, 2019

The Planning Commission meets at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will vote on the site plan and banking plan for the former Briarwood Inn site, where a developer plans to build 72 apartments and a 48 room hotel. The Commission held a public hearing for this project on December 5th and they do not intend to re-open it tonight.

At the December meeting, fourteen neighbors expressed concern about the increasing population, traffic, and parking along 8th Street, as well as pedestrian safety and compatibility with the neighborhood. In light of the neighbors’ traffic concerns, the Planning Commission referred the case to the Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board. MTAB reviewed the traffic engineering study on December 19th and determined that the new development would not significantly affect traffic levels. With that new information, the Planning Commission will vote on the project. For more details, see the meeting packet….

Old Barrel Tea Company will hold their first “Bend at the Barrel” Yoga and Tea Pairing tonight at 6PM. Join us for a relaxing evening of yoga and tea! We will start with a 45 minute restorative yoga class with Kristen followed by tea tasting with Heather and cup of tea of your choice. Bring your mat and get read to bend at the barrel! Suggested cash donation $10/$15. Space is limited. Book your spot today:

Moms Demand Action will meet from 6:30-8PM at the Golden Library.

Miners Alley Playhouse is hosting SCRIPTprov (improvisational comedy) at 7:30 this evening.

Tonight’s Live Music:
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse, Wintery Wednesdays, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30PM

Thursday Morning Preview:
9AM – Public Art Commission Meeting
10AM – Everything Dinosaur Talk at Dinosaur Ridge: Thyreophora Part 1 (Stegosaurs)
11:15AM – Wee Create Color Mixing at the Library

Traffic on 8th St. and Golden’s Annexation Plan

December 19, 2018

Are your kids’ sweaters too pretty? The Library can help you with that. They’re having an Ugly Sweater Workshop from 4-5PM. Take your craft skills to the next level at Golden Workshop Wednesdays! Once a month we create with a wide range of textile materials and learn new creative hands-on techniques in the process. Please register every participating child between the ages of 8 to 12.

 Bent Gate will present author Rob Writz from 6:30-7:30 this evening. Rob will share details from his new book, Guidebook for Berthoud Pass.

The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) will meet at 6PM in City Council Chambers. On December 5th, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on a proposed redevelopment of the Briarwood Inn property at the west end of 8th Street. The developer plans to build 72 apartments and 48 hotel rooms. Many residents of the 8th & 9th Street neighborhood spoke during the public comment period, expressing alarm about the increasing population density and traffic on 8th Street and the parallel streets. The Planning Commission advised the developer to speak to MTAB, to see whether they could come up with ways to mitigate the traffic. That discussion will happen tonight. There will be a public comment period at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a study session. The developer will return to the Planning Commission with the project in February.

The Planning Commission will have a study session (no public comment) tonight at 6:30 at the Public Works Building, 1445 10th St. They will discuss strengthening the City’s small animal regulations (chickens, geese, goats, etc.). While not “small” animals, horses will also be discussed.

They will also review Golden’s Annexation Plan. This Plan always makes interesting reading, as it details what sort of future development the City expects. For instance, many people are hoping that the property immediately north of the City boundary on Highway 93 might be acquired as Open Space, but it’s currently marked for Mineral Extraction, Office/Light Industrial/R&D, and Rural Residential. This document doesn’t dictate the future, but it’s interesting to see what the planners are expecting. Learn more by reading the meeting packet….

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music:
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse – Wintery Wednesdays Concert Series, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 6PM

Preview of July Events

July 1, 2018

4th of July Celebration - Golden Colorado

Learn more about any of these events by checking the Calendar of Events.

4th of July Celebration in Lions Park
Miners Alley Playhouse
– Lend Me a Tenor Opens July 12th
Foothills Art Center – Arts Week July 16-22
Buffalo Bill Days – July 27-29

American Mountaineering Museum
Fred Doar Portraits
Buffalo Bill Museum
A Visit to the Wild West
Foothills Art Center
Finding Home through 7/8
Charles El Burchfield, Resounding Roar through 7/29
Amuse Yeux: Miniatures through 8/5
Golden History Museum
Discovery Awaits
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Rooted in Tradition Revisited and Hollis Chatelain “Stories of West Africa” through 7/21

Trail Runs with FRCC
Track Workouts with FRCC
Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
Farmers Market
Morning Runs with FRCC
Morning Rides with FRCC
Polka Lovers Club

Adult Makers Guild at the Library
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
South Golden Merchant’s Meeting
4th of July Ice Cream Social at the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
Lions Club 4th of July Festival
Goat Challenge #3
Coffee with Councilor Charis-Graves
Golden Super Cruise
International Dinner – Elks Lodge
Bill & Louisa Cody at the Buffalo Bill Museum
Sunday at the Quilt Museum
Wild Senses at the Library
Golden Safety Academy (run, hide, fight)
Power Lunch Lecture at NREL
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks – Response to Drought
Preschool Nature Nuts: Terrific Trees
Leadership Golden Meet & Greet
Golden Summer Jam
Preview night for Lend Me A Tenor
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Historic Brewing at the History Center
Preschool Nature Nuts: Terrific Trees
Dinosaur Express Train at the RR Museum
Golden Sketch Walk
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Downtown Merchants Assn Mtg
Storytime & Craft at the RR Museum
Library Book Group
Library for All
Rattlesnake Safety & Awareness
Goat Challenge #4
Buying & Selling Online – library
Botanical Field Trip
Golden History Roundtable at the Library: Goosetown by GLA President Bill Litz
Bill & Louisa Cody at the Buffalo Bill Museum
Local Harvest Dinner w/GoFarm at the History Park
Vietnam War at the History Museum
Instrument Petting Zoo at the Library
Ready Beti Series: Safety. Hacks. Skills
Tattoo Talk at the Library
Front Porch Golden Book Club
Ukulele Weds at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Iguanodonts
Intro to Hiking Safely
Grand Camp at the RR Museum
Library for All
Teen Throwback: Upcycle old CDs – library
Murder Mystery Outdoor Theater at the RR Museum
Buffalo Bill Days
Buffalo Bill Days Pancake Breakfast
Buffalo Bill Days Parade
Beginning Ukulele at the Library
Murder Mystery Outdoor Theater at the RR Museum
Buffalo Bill Days Car Show, Muttin Bustin’, and Duck Rase
Golden’s Magic Mountain Archaeology: Part 2
Harry Potter Birthday Celebration – library
Ready Beti Series: Safety. Hacks. Skills
Golden Bike Cruise: Mustache Ride