Throughout this project, much of the Molson Coors property was removed from the 100-year flood plain, which positively impacted this flood plain along Ford Street. By helping to fund an increase in the capacity of this open channel, the City of Golden enabled a future upstream project to remove even more of East Downtown from the flood plain on the west side of Ford Street. This project created a wider sidewalk on the east side of Ford Street between 14th Street and Clear Creek, and the channel bottom featured naturalistic landscaping. A new concrete box culvert across the open channel at 13th Street was also built.

Project Highlights:

  • 35,000 CY of dirt was excavated and hauled away
  • Parking lots and four city blocks were removed to create shoring system
  • The project included 2,700 LF of concrete retaining walls, totaling approximately $4.5 million
  • 1 large grouted boulder drop structure was used
  • 7,200 tons of cobble/river boulders were used
  • 9,500 tons of soil filled rip rap was used

Owner – Molson Coors and City of Golden

Architect | Engineer – ICON Engineering