About Mesa Meadows
Our vision is to foster a vibrant, economically vital community in Downtown Golden by seeking tenants who give back to and help retain the small-town character of our area.
We are proud to be a part of the Golden community, with more than 40 years serving its commercial and residential real estate needs. From main street retail and restaurants, to unique office spaces, to downtown residence, we offer a range of rental opportunities. To support downtown commerce and activity, we also own and operate two parking lots. In addition to the high-quality properties, we strive to offer our tenants a dedicated personal management service.
We are a family-run business with deep roots in the community. Our family, the Foss’, arrived in Golden in the early 1900s and soon took over as the proprietors of the Golden drugstore. Over the years, F.A. Foss worked to expand the drug store, with it eventually becoming a center point of Golden’s Downtown.
Our family started Mesa Meadows to manage and develop properties in Downtown Golden. When the drugstore closed in 2008, we took the opportunity to repurpose the building into multiple retail and hospitality businesses. This is just one of our many residential and retail property projects we have handled since founding the company.
We support our community through a variety of local initiatives. Strong believers in the potential of Golden, our family members Barbara and F.A. Foss established in collaboration with other community members the Golden Civic Foundation in 1970, an organization with which we remain deeply involved today.
We feel honored to be part of our community’s unique history and we look forward to our shared future.
The history of Mesa Meadows
The Foss family drugstore opens
The Foss family drugstore opensMay 13, 1913
Henry J. “Heinie” Foss purchases Langenhan drugstore and it becomes Foss Drug Company in Downtown Golden.
Dorothy Allen Foss runs the family drugstore (1918-1945)
Dorothy Allen Foss runs the family drugstore (1918-1945)April 13, 1918
Dorothy Allen Foss ran the drugstore from the death of her husband Henry Foss 1918 until F. A. Foss returned from World War II. She oversaw expansions of the store.
F.A. and Barbara Foss run the drugstore
F.A. and Barbara Foss run the drugstoreMarch 13, 1946
F.A. and Barbara Foss ran the Foss drugstore for 50 years with innovative ideas and a commitment to supporting the community.
The Golden Civic Foundation
The Golden Civic FoundationFebruary 13, 1970
Barbara and F.A. Foss in collaboration with other community members helped establish the Golden Civic Foundation with the express intention of raising capital funds for civic improvements where tax revenues were not available. Mesa Meadows has been fundraising for the Golden Civic Foundation for over 50 years.
Murals in Golden 1994 – Current
Murals in Golden 1994 – CurrentJanuary 1, 1994
Foss family has commissioned murals by artists such as Robert Dafford, Jessie Crock and Kathryn Petroff including the famous Foss Mural on 13th St to improve the aesthetics of downtown.
The Foss Fund
The Foss FundJuly 28, 2000
The Golden Civic Foundation (established by Barbara and F.A. Foss in collaboration with other community members in 1970) created the Foss Fund in 2000 to make Downtown Golden a more attractive space in order to attract independent businesses to the area, rather than chain stores. Money from the Foss Fund is available to all qualifying downtown businesses at very low interest rates.
Renovating the Foss building
Renovating the Foss buildingMay 28, 2008
Pat Foss renovated the Foss building amid the financial crisis after the Foss drug store closed. Mesa Meadows wanted to make an investment in the town and be able to choose tenants who would enhance the community. We are proud that the renovations renewed vitality and helped attract amazing local businesses to Downtown Golden.