Four Springs sites in the running for USOC headquarters

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If local developers have their way, the downtown Colorado Springs skyline could see an exciting addition. The recent request for information distributed to four local development groups by the City of Colorado Springs has resulted in the following sites being offered for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s five-ringed logo and offices:

  • The U.S. Bank building and adjacent parking lot at the corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street, submitted by Griffis Blessing
  • The Classic Cos.-Nor’Wood Development joint venture near America the Beautiful Park in the former Colorado Springs Gas Operations building
  • The former Design Center building at Tejon Street and East Colorado Avenue, submitted by LandCo Properties
  • The proposed Cooper Tower office and hotel complex on Nevada Avenue and Kiowa Street, offered by Realty Development Services

Crain’s Chicago Business reported last week that USOC officials had been looking at 100,000 square feet of downtown Chicago office space with a 3,000-square-foot main floor component for retail.

Kent Mau, senior managing office broker with Sierra Commercial Real Estate, said that while Colorado Springs currently does not have existing space that would meet those requirements, given several months, there are a number of viable locations available in the local market.

Interim City Manager Mike Anderson directed all questions about the project to Mayor Lionel Rivera, who could not be reached for comment.