Avoiding the Growth Limit

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider a grant request by Abejas, which is remodeling the facade on their building, including the storefront that shares the building–Faith Tattoo.  They will also consider contributing $35,000 towards public improvements for a proposed new development on the southeast corner of 8th and Arapahoe.

West 8th Street Apts. - Golden Colorado

The big topic for the night will be the lot across from Safeway. This has been purchased by Confluence, the same company that built the West 8th Street Apartments. They intend to build a “dormitory” there. Despite that name, this has nothing to do with the School of Mines; it’s a commercial venture, offering a new style of housing. People who attended last week’s neighborhood meeting report that they plan to put 186 micro apartments on that lot, and that this development would sidestep Golden’s 1% growth limit.

The meeting will be shown live, starting at 6:30, on the City website.

Thomas the Tank Engine in Golden Colorado

The Railroad Museum will have their monthly Director’s Story Time and Craft tomorrow morning at 10.  Join fellow young train enthusiasts, in collaboration with the Golden Public Library, for a morning of rail stories and make-and-take crafts. Today’s story – The Little Red Caboose by Marian Potter Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Free for Museum Members and $2 for nonmembers with general admission.

Thomas the Tank Engine will be visiting the museum for the next three weekends.  Tickets for the most popular times sell out early, so if you’re interested, get your tickets now.