The Town of Golden is one of eight communities in the Kootenay Rockies region to receive funding through the Tourism Dependent Communities Initiative.
The Town has received $468,750 for the Downtown Plaza Revitalization project. The central downtown plaza (in front of the post office) was constructed in 1987 as part of a downtown revitalization initiative. The plaza represents an important, but underused, public space within Golden’s downtown core.
In 2019, the Town of Golden and LARCH Landscape Architecture engaged with the community to gather ideas and feedback to inform the creation of conceptual design options for this space. Jason Jones, owner of LARCH, presented two conceptual designs and cost estimates to Town Council in late 2019. LARCH will continue on the project, building out a detailed design and managing the project to its completion.
Thirty-two communities have received a combined $19.4 million through the Tourism Dependent Communities Initiative; one of three infrastructure investment programs for tourism as part of StrongerBC: BC's Economic Recovery Plan. The approved projects must be completed by March 2023.
Check out the conceptual design documents and stay tuned for more project updates: