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Before a couple hundred single-family homes could join the pristine wildlife on an estimated 130-acre plot of land near the Big Johnson Reservoir, developers would have to overcome myriad obstacles. The biggest question, however, may be why anyone would want to live there in the first place. The area in northwest Colorado Springs had been… Continue Reading Colorado Springs housing developer interested in Big Johnson Reservoir

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Late hours at the office might be more fun, if one works in the office of the future. Jetson-like furniture and new technology is part of 2010 Work[place] design, a nonprofit corporation primarily run by OfficeScapes-Scott Rice, which along with RNL Design has developed the project since 1997. The 2010 concept occupies 6,700 square feet… Continue Reading Briefs: Project shows future of office design+

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Recession? That was the buzz word on the lips of two economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Mo., during their presentations at the 2001 Colorado Economic Forum at the Antler’s Adam’s Mark Hotel on Tuesday. C. Alan Garner, the bank’s assistant vice president and economist, discussed the challenges for monetary policy facing… Continue Reading Consumer spending remains healthy in slow economy

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Development plans submitted to city

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Nor’wood Development Group, 4065 North Sinton Road, submitted to the city its master plan for its Wolf Creek Ranch project concerning 1,651 acres near Blackforest Road and Research Parkway, and if all goes well, the plan will be heard by the planning commissioners late this summer.“This is the biggest project that is coming into the… Continue Reading Development plans submitted to city

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Swagata Guha, a principal partner with the Colorado Springs architectural firm Design Edge PC, is seeing a lot more volume in the custom housing business. That’s consistent with what the industry is experiencing nationwide. Architecture services are once again “poised for growth” after four months of declining business, according to the American Institute of Architects’… Continue Reading Briefs: Housing industry experiences growth+

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A lawsuit filed against the city doesn’t seem to present a conflict of interest for an asset manager who is running for City Council, despite concerns to the contrary. “If it was, I’d recuse myself,” said Kevin Butcher, who is running for a seat on City Council representing District 2, the northeast section of Colorado… Continue Reading City Council candidate involved in city lawsuit

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Urban renewal plan approved by commission

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Green. The color has many connotations attached to it: luck of the Irish and a knack for cultivation are just two of them. Both are metaphors, in a wee way, for real estate issues. Lucky charms At the Planning Commission meeting March 8, the Southwest Downtown Urban Renewal Plan grew an inch, passing unanimously 8-0,… Continue Reading Urban renewal plan approved by commission

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City grapples with growth-related issues

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Residential and commercial developers are facing a local version of a statewide dilemma: how to plan responsibly for growth and continue to benefit from it. City Council decided Tuesday to postpone yet again any decision on how to fund a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard, until the city completes… Continue Reading City grapples with growth-related issues

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Businesses opposed to urban renewal plans

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Members of the Urban Renewal Authority patted one another on the back last week after finally resolving the relocation policy associated with urban renewal. However, some business owners and concerned citizens who attended the URA¡¦s board meeting were less enthused, crossing their arms and shaking their heads. ¡§They may have a great vision for what… Continue Reading Businesses opposed to urban renewal plans

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Spring is in the air and so is change in the real estate community. The Southern section of the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects had its monthly meeting March 1. The group pondered pursuing the opportunity for licensure. In 1979, Colorado legislation eliminated licensure requirements for landscape architects, said Ronald Evans,… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Briefs March 9, 2001

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