Affordable Housing Projects

The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chamber. GURA has three current urban renewal zones in Golden–on 8th Street, in the Central Neighborhoods, and along Colfax. They also have some sway in their former urban renewal product, the historic downtown, because they have a $2 million reserve fund that they can use if an appealing project in downtown comes along.

Tonight, City Staff will ask the board which types of affordable housing they would support in GURA districts. The meeting memo says, “Given the likelihood that GURA will be approached with an application for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance from a number of projects in the future containing some element of affordable housing, it may be appropriate for the board to consider any policies you may wish to develop in advance of any formal requests.”  See the meeting packet to learn more….

Tomorrow (Tuesday August 15th)
Tomorrow morning at 10, the Railroad Museum will hold their monthly Storytime and Craft.  Today’s story is Here Comes the School Train by William Bunce.  This is suitable for children aged 4-6.  It’s free for museum members, and $2 plus general admission for non-members.

The Tuesday night book group will meet at the library from 6-7 to discuss Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.

From 12:30-1:30, the Jefferson County Business Resource Center and the Golden Chamber of Commerce will present a Lunch and Learn EventCustomers, Debtors or Defendants? The Collections Process for Small Businesses.  This will take place at the Golden Library.  It’s free, but advance registration is appreciated.