The industrial / commerial development proposed for the Golden Overlook will have severe impacts on the residential neighborhoods of Golden Heights and Golden HIlls. These include the following:
Homeowners and residents in the neighborhoods that would be impacted by development of the Overlook land believe strongly that neither a commercial nor residential zoning for this property makes sense. The traffic and safety impacts to our neighborhoods from both a residential development or industrialization of the Overlook are very significant.
Residents of the neighboring Golden Heights and Golden Hills communities considered a variety of prospective uses for this land that they felt would be more appropriate than commercial or industrial zoning. They also considered uses that would deliver benefits to all citizens of Golden. After much discussion, community residents voted overwhelmingly to support the following five uses on this land:
Working through the Open Space Golden organization, area residents intend to give the voters of Golden the opportunity to vote to approve a re-zoning of this land to allow for these five approved uses through a ballot initiative.