Life after the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl starts at 4:30.  Today’s Golden Business News has several suggestions on places to watch it, and yesterday’s Golden Business News detailed a bunch of shopping deals downtown in the hours leading up to the game.

This Week’s Meetingsdetails available on the City website.

GURA: Monday at 6:30 in City Council Chambers (broadcast live)
GURA will continue to discuss funding an engineering survey that will redefine FEMA’s flood plain map.  They anticipate that 52 buildings and 41 parcels will be removed from the flood plain, but some properties will probably be added to it:  the old paint store in the 2400 block of East Street, the Jeffco Federal Credit Union at 2433 Ford Street, the Farmers Insurance building at 2101 Ford St., two residences on Ford Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets, and 2 lots (which include houses) on Ford Street between 21st and 22nd Streets.

GURA plans to improve the landscape in the triangle of land at South Golden Road and Grand Court.  Later in the year, they also plan to do some streetscaping at the south end of East Street.

The board will consider hiring a lobbyist to speak on behalf of urban renewal with the state legislature.

The board needs to establish purchasing policies, now that their funds are handled by the city.  They will consider whether to adopt the City’s policy, which would allow the Executive Director to spend up to $20,000.

Economic Development: Tuesday at 6:30 at the Planning Department (not broadcast live)
EdComm will vote on whether to give $10,000 to a business accelerator being established by one of the board members.

City Council:  Thursday at 6:30 in City Council Chambers (broadcast live)
The Finance Director will describe a plan to refinance city debt at a lower interest rate.  Council will vote whether to approve a preliminary subdivision plat for a 2.8 acre lot north of the Bachman property.  The plan is to build 8 duplexes on the property.  They will consider a request to allow sidewalk seating in front of a new restaurant & tap house being built at 811 12th St. (the former 5 Star Bakery).  Finally, they will consider a final plat for a 7-11 store to be built at 44th & McIntyre.