Decision on Golden closing portion of Arapahoe Street postponed

Staff Report
Posted 12/14/15

A decision on permanently closing a portion of Arapahoe Street between 13th and 14th streets has been postponed until March 10.

The reason for the delay is because the applicant, the Calvary Episcopal Church, requested a continuance to work out …

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Decision on Golden closing portion of Arapahoe Street postponed

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A decision on permanently closing a portion of Arapahoe Street between 13th and 14th streets has been postponed until March 10.

The reason for the delay is because the applicant, the Calvary Episcopal Church, requested a continuance to work out some parking requirements outlined in the application.

According to the church’s representative at the Dec. 10 city council meeting, the parking requirements are not feasible at this time, and the church would like more time to work with city to meet the 192 parking spaces required.

If city council decides to accept the application, a portion of Arapahoe Street between 13th and 14th streets would be closed to all motorized vehicles, creating a one block pedestrian thoroughfare in front of Calvary Church and the Armory building. The intention is to create a pedestrian and plaza space that would serve the needs of the church’s planned campus environment, as well as create amenities, such as seating and landscaping, that is open to the public and establishes a better pedestrian link between the Colorado School of Mines to the south and downtown, and Clear Creek to the north.

The church originally proposed the request in the 1990s when the church was completing a long range master plan for their properties, but was voted down by city council in 1993.

The March 10 meeting will include a public hearing on the topic and second reading of the ordinance. Emails sent to city council from residents will be considered public record, and will be accepted until the March 10 hearing.

The city of Golden has the proposal posted on its website. Learn more by visiting www.cityofgolden.net.

Golden Colorado, Arapahoe Street

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