Single-family residential properties in Golden Valley come in a variety of shapes and sizes. A vast majority of residential lots were created under regulations that require at least 80 feet of width and at least 10,000 square feet of area per lot. However, pockets of the city were planned (platted) before those rules were in place, resulting in blocks of properties that are only 60, 50, or even 40 feet wide and that may be as small as 5,000 square feet.
Development pressures on these narrower lots concerned some neighbors and prompted the City Council to take study the issue and ask the community for input on a proposed ordinance change. See the Narrow Lots Study Community Input Report (PDF).