The Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) will host a Future of Old Colorado City Focus Group from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. This focus group effort intends to address all potential developments in and around the OCC area.
“This type of endeavor has not been attempted before, and we are cutting new ground,” said Welling Clark, president of OWN, in a news release. “If this works, it could be used as a template for other areas of the city experiencing similar issues.”
The review panel includes an architect, developers, business owners, and representatives from Old Colorado City Associates, OCC Special Improvement Maintenance District, City Planning Department, Discover Goodwill, and the two developers who have expressed interest in the Goodwill property on West Colorado Avenue.
According to the news release, objectives of the focus group include:
OWN will also host a town-hall meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Westside Community Center, to provide updates on area efforts with Westside Avenue Action Plan, Colorado Springs Police Department, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and school district candidates.
For more information, visit the Westside Community Center website.