News By Category: Planning Department

The City of Golden Valley’s government access channel, Cable 16, is experiencing technical difficulties. To watch the Feb 8, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting, view it online via Webex or CCX Media. Replays will be available after the meeting as usual. Comcast is working to resolve the issue.

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. Read More

Residents are encouraged to take a survey on the City’s three proposed affordable housing sites by Oct 1. Survey results will help the project team shape design plans for each site. Read More

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. Read More

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.

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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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More