Planning and Jobs

The Planning Commission meets tomorrow night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider a 650 car parking garage that the School of Mines would like to build at 14th and Elm Streets. This is a complicated issue in several ways.

First, the Golden community has been unhappy with the school for failure to provide adequate parking for their students. Because Mines charges for parking, students and staff flood the surrounding streets in search of free parking. This garage is Mines’ proposed solution. They will still charge for parking, but it’s a very convenient location for people going to the campus.

The people in the 12th Street Historic District neighborhood are concerned because the location of the garage will cause more traffic to filter through their neighborhoods. There is no direct route to the eastern entrance to the garage, because 14th Street dead-ends a block before it would reach the garage. This forces cars approaching from the east to take 11th, 12th, or 13th to get to the garage.

The neighbors would like the missing block of 14th Street to be built before the garage opens.

The other case before the Commission tomorrow night involves a proposed expansion of Powder 7 in the Catamount Business Park. Powder 7 has both a local retail presence and a very successful online business, and they need more space.

Speaking of successful businesses, Ball Corporation’s Golden Plant is hiring Production Technicians.  These are full-time jobs with starting pay of $24.58 and excellent benefits.  They are holding a job fair this Friday afternoon from noon-4PM and this Saturday morning from 9AM-1PM.  Learn more….