Construction Updates from Golden West

To keep the Golden West community updated on our Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Renovation Project, this page will provide weekly construction updates moving forward. Updates can also be found in our “Community Update” newsletter and our community’s LifeShare monitors.

June 29, 2020

Good Afternoon!

  • Last week, the entry canopy, its supporting structure and sidewalk were all demolished and removed. The new sidewalk will be constructed with an ice melt system that will improve our ability to keep the walkway clear during the winter.
  • Work on the canopy’s new supporting structure begins this week, which, unfortunately, means continued noise at our front entrance.
  • For safety purposes, we’re advising residents to avoid the east sidewalk in front of the construction fencing, since much work will take place on the Central Tower’s east main entrance during this first phase of renovation.
  • Last week, we began work on the northernmost part of the Central Tower’s first floor, in the former Beauty Shop, Wellness Center and men’s and women’s restrooms. Construction crews demolished large sections of the concrete floor to reroute underground plumbing. While noisy work will continue in this area for many more weeks, there should now be less jackhammering.
  • Through Wednesday, construction workers are conducting exploratory work on the Central Tower’s first floor, including in the main lobby and Ponderosa dining room, where they will be following plumbing and electrical system paths. We will update residents as this preparation for upcoming work continues.
  • As a reminder, construction hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Please note that some of these dates may move, but we will make every effort to keep you notified of changes and developments as we learn additional information. Please continue to check our LifeShare monitors for important construction updates.


June 19, 2020

Good Afternoon!

  • As mentioned last week, work is currently happening in the former mailbox area and main entry vestibule. If you’ve been near that area, you may have seen the floor-to-ceiling plastic barrier.
  • Electricians continue to work on temporarily relocating the main entry vestibule’s fire panel so renovations can begin in that area. This requires we have a third-party service walk the entire community continuously for several days to rule out any issues with the fire system. You may have seen this gentleman today, who is wearing a security uniform.
  • Work is scheduled to begin on the entry canopy next week. Please be prepared for an extended period of noise at the front of the Central Tower, as the old canopy, supporting structure and sidewalk must all be removed.
  • Work will also begin next week in the northernmost part of the Central Tower’s first floor, near the Beauty Shop, Wellness Center and former Computer Center. Construction staff will be erecting temporary walls and demolishing the concrete floor to reroute some underground plumbing, so please prepare for noise here as well.
  • As a reminder, construction hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please note that some of these dates may move. We will make every effort to keep you notified of changes and developments as we learn additional information. Please also continue to check the LifeShare monitors for important construction updates.


June 8, 2020

Construction on the Central Tower’s first floor officially begins today. First, electricians are temporarily relocating the main entry vestibule’s fire panel; please note a third-party service will be on campus for several days to check for fire system issues.

The week beginning Monday, June 15, work will continue for the main entry vestibule and former mailbox area. The week of Monday, June 22, work will start on the new entryway canopy and on the first floor near the beauty shop, wellness center and former computer center. Please prepare for some noise as temporary walls are erected and concrete flooring is demolished to make way for plumbing.

As announced last week, the resident computer center has been relocated to the Aspen Room Penthouse, and the construction office has been set up in our west parking lot. Electrical and internet services are being installed there on Wednesday, June 10, causing a temporary loss of hot water from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Going forward, construction hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The construction schedule for Towers resident apartments and assisted living is still under development, but we will post details as they are finalized.


June 1, 2020

Towers construction is officially set to begin on Monday, June 8. This first phase, which will last six months, will only affect the Central Tower’s first floor, including our main entryway, lobby, wellness center, beauty shop, dining room, reception desk and administrative offices.

To address social distancing concerns, our team recently drew up a revised construction schedule to give us time to put additional procedures in place that limit contact between construction workers, residents and staff. Going forward, we will provide advance notice of any periodic closures related to these changes.

Additionally, on Thursday, June 4, the resident computer center will be temporarily relocated to the Aspen Room Penthouse, while our construction team’s office will take up residence in the west parking lot, near the loading ramp.