South Golden Road Plan Meeting Tonight

Historical trivia:  South Golden Road got its name because it’s the road that early Denver-ites would take to get to Golden.  Have you ever wondered why it’s called “South Golden Road,” instead of just “Golden Road?”  It’s because there also used to be a North Golden Road and a Middle Golden Road.  Look on old maps, and you’ll see that 10th Street, which turns into 44th when it leaves Golden, used to be called “North Golden Road.”  13th Street, which turns into 32nd when it leaves the city, used to be called “Middle Golden Road.”  Those names have dropped out of usage, but for some reason we’re left with “South Golden Road.”

The City will host a public meeting tonight from 5-7 at Faith Lutheran Church (map) regarding the South Golden Road plan. The meeting will address many of the comments and concerns from the April meetings the Planning Commission conducted regarding development of the South Golden Road Neighborhood Plan in order to get additional neighborhood input. Public Works, Code Enforcement, and the Parks Department will be in attendance to address any follow up questions or new concerns.

The neighborhood plan is a subset of the City of Golden Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the plan is to help implement the Value Themes created by the residents of Golden through the Golden Vision 2030 Plan. The plan will also establish parameters for different types of transportation improvements, public amenities, and help guide any future land use changes in the area.

Pizza will be served!

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night from 4:30-7, there will be a retirement party for City Manager Mike Bestor.  The public is invited to help him celebrate and to thank him for his 22 years of service to Golden.  The reception begins at 4:30, with a presentation following at 6PM.  The party will be held at the Colorado School of Mines, Green Center, Friedhoff Hall, 924 16th Street, Golden, CO (map).