News By Category: Planning Department
December 18, 2020
In August 2020, the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County announced the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will no longer follow the initially planned route and will need to find an improved route location that does not use approximately 8 miles of freight railroad property as proposed.
September 29, 2020
September 24, 2020
The City of Golden Valley is working to address the need for affordable housing in the city and resident feedback and participation is needed before any formal decisions are made. Take a survey or register for any of the upcoming virtual design workshops.
September 14, 2020
The City is exploring how City-owned vacant land at 300 Turner’s Crossroad N, 504 Lilac Dr N, and 2415 Douglas Dr N could be used for single-family and multi-family affordable housing. Multiple engagement opportunities are now available for residents to share their thoughts.
August 26, 2020
Golden Valley residents have done an overall exceptional job completing the 2020 census with a self-response rate of nearly 79 percent as of Aug 26. In order to get that number up to 100 percent, the US Census Bureau has deployed workers throughout the country to collect information from households that haven’t responded.
August 12, 2020
Given Golden Valley’s desirable location, one of the major challenges for housing affordability is the value of the land itself. In response, the City Council directed staff to use City-owned vacant land for single-family or multi-family affordable housing development. One of the first steps in this project is community engagement.
July 16, 2020
Affordable, safe, and stable housing is vital to a community’s well-being and prosperity. The City of Golden Valley’s 4d Affordable Housing Program offers incentives that reduce property tax liability, with the ultimate goal of preserving affordability and strengthening the bottom line for rental property owners.
July 14, 2020
A new public art installation is proposed for the parking ramp in Central Park West, located at the West End off of I-394 and Xenia Ave. Drawing inspiration from the area’s history as Lilac Way, initial concepts moved from screening and murals on the ramp walls to the three dimensional features of a destination sculpture. Goals included a design that reflects all of the population and engages with park visitors.
June 25, 2020
After months of research and gathering of public input, the City’s Planning Commission is prepared to make a recommendation to the City Council on zoning code changes regarding narrow lots. The Council will discuss the issue and hold a public hearing at its July 21 regular meeting, although residents are encouraged to share public testimony electronically before the meeting.
June 22, 2020
Starting Tuesday, June 23, Minnesota small businesses affected by COVID-19 will have 10 days to apply for grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The application period closes at 5 pm Thursday, July 2.