Downtown Plaza Revitalization

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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.

Read the full news release here. 

Check out the conceptual design documents and stay tuned for more project updates:

Fun fact: the painted metal components from the current fountain will be integrated into the ongoing expansion of the skatepark!

2023 Project Updates:

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construction site at the downtown plaza

May 25, 2023: Temporary Road Closure

On Friday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5th Street North (between the Post Office and Bona Fide) will be temporarily closed to facilitate concrete delivery to the Downtown Plaza construction site.

Please adhere to all signage and help crews get their jobs done safely and effectively. 

April 13, 2023

Work is officially underway! Residents and businesses can expect heavy construction traffic, noise, vibration and dust in the area during regular business hours Monday through Saturday. Please note that there may be traffic impacts as part of construction, please adhere to all signage and help crews get their jobs done safely and effectively.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during the revitalization project.

March 22, 2023: 

Work on the Downtown Plaza Revitalization project is set to start within the next couple of weeks! 

Once construction starts, residents and businesses can expect heavy construction traffic, noise, vibration and dust in the area during regular business hours Monday through Saturday. Please note that there may be traffic impacts as part of construction, please adhere to all signage and help crews get their jobs done safely and effectively.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during the revitalization project.