Golden Valley is a fully developed community, so any new housing will likely occur through the splitting of an existing lot and/or the tear down and replacement of an older home. The City has processes in place to allow for these types of activities while at the same time striving to protect neighboring properties and homeowners from the disruptions associated with construction to the extent possible.
Subdivisions are approved by the City Council after review by the Planning Commission. Tear downs and rebuilds are regulated by the Inspections Division. All construction activity must follow the provisions outlined in the City's Construction Maintenance Agreement.
The City of Golden Valley's 4d Affordable Housing Program offers incentives that reduce property tax liability, with the ultimate goal of preserving affordability and strengthening the bottom line for rental property owners.