This Week’s Meetings

Monday – GURA
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. The developer who wants to build affordable housing at 24th and Ford will attend. His project was approved by the Planning Commission and City Council, but he did not get the tax credits from the state that he needed to proceed with the project. He intends to come back with a different version, with still more housing units. He will describe his intentions to the GURA board tonight, with the hope that they might provide a tax incentive for his project.

Staff is suggesting that GURA fund $17,000 of sidewalk and driveway work for 2450 East Street.

The plan to redesign North Washington Avenue is now stretching south of Highway 58 and the cost estimate has gone from $3.8 million to $6.8 million, so staff will ask GURA if they would support putting some of their Legacy Fund into street work on Washington Avenue.

The Gateway Village project (at I-70 and Colfax) is moving right along. The Avalanche Harley store is finished, and the 123 room hotel is under construction. Two retail buildings at that location were approved by the Planning Commission last week.

Confluence–the company that built the 8th Street Apartments and wants to build 186 dormitory rooms across from Safeway–is looking at purchasing the AAA-1 U Store it property on Colfax.

Tuesday – EdComm
The Economic Development Commission will meet tomorrow night at 6:30 in the Planning Office at 1445 10th St. The meeting will not be broadcast, but the public is welcome to attend. They will discuss a proposed intern program to promote workforce development. They will also discuss changes to the city website to make economic development information easier to find.

Thursday – City Council
City Council will meet Thursday night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will hear from Dr. Jason Glass, the new R1 Schools Superintendent. They will hear recommendations from the Sustainability Board regarding many requests from citizens that Golden support the Paris Climate agreement. They will discuss whether to create a new citizen advisory board to allow more input into traffic designs in Golden. Finally, they will discuss whether the City should look for new revenue sources to support various enhancements, including cultural and recreation amenities, park improvements, acquiring open space, funding affordable housing, improving transportation, enhancing our sustainability efforts, and improving or buying municipal/community buildings. They would hire a consultant for up to $40,000 to research the topic.

See the Agenda and Meetings page for more information about any of these meetings.