News By Category: Planning Department

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

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. Read More

A video information session on narrow lots is now available for viewing on the City website. Residents are encouraged to watch the video and share comments to the Planning Commission to be included in the public record in lieu of participating in the public hearing June 8. Read More

All residents should have received an invitation to complete the 2020 Census in early April. Since then, roughly 75 percent of residents have completed the census, but some neighborhoods are pulling more weight than others. Read More

Today is Census Day, and residents are encouraged to take this day to complete the 2020 Census. Read More

The 2020 US Census is quickly approaching, and the US Census Bureau offers options for responding in 13 different languages. Read More

Individually speaking, completing the US Census could be seen as something you’re required to do; however, as a collective group of Minnesotans, the census means much more. Read More