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Home not effectively green, lawsuit says

The owner of a Gold Hill Mesa home filed suit this month against the builder, saying the home is not as energy-efficient as the builder purported. Further, the builder knew the home wasn’t as energy-efficient during the sales process, said homeowners Hannah Polmer and William Robert Rudge in their lawsuit against Hi-Point Home Builders LLC,… Continue Reading Home not effectively green, lawsuit says

Arts could boost downtown development

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Arts could boost downtown development

Fresh out of college in 1973, Maryo Gard Ewell worked with New Haven, Conn. city leaders to try to create an arts district in a sullen and deserted part of the city that fell victim to 1960s urban renewal policies that replaced historic buildings with parking lots. She was a bit ahead of her time,… Continue Reading Arts could boost downtown development

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The earth is moving in Woodland Park — and it feels good. Construction crews are working on the west end of town, erecting two new stores — O’Reilly Auto Parts and Family Dollar — near the Country Lodge. Central Woodland Park is seeing the first phase of a downtown makeover with Woodland Hardware and Rental… Continue Reading Woodland Park awakens from development slumber

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From the beginning, John Cassiani’s term as president of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs was eventful. His year started amid intense negotiations with Colorado Springs Utilities to keep residential tap fees from climbing and to reduce commercial tap fees. That negotiation could have been the defining action of his presidency — if… Continue Reading Looking back: Fire shapes Cassiani’s HBA presidency

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Last year at this time, the Colorado Springs Business Journal published a series of stories about stalled downtown redevelopment dreams and what it would take to reinvigorate them. Mayor Steve Bach had just established his downtown taskforce. Downtown advocates complained about homelessness, panhandlers, parking and a lack of residential projects. Many lamented a lack of… Continue Reading Downtown puts inertia behind as 2012 ends

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Gary Erickson, who owns Northgate Properties, isn’t just moving dirt around southeast of the Northgate Boulevard interchange off Interstate 25, though he has moved 600,000 yards of it. Continue Reading Walls going up on Copper Ridge’s Bass Pro Shop

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Gold Hill Mesa developers believe their West Side infill project is “so far outside of the box” that it needs its own zoning. Continue Reading Whole Foods? Perhaps REI? Gold Hill aiming high

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A small spiritual retreat center that was Teller County’s best kept secret is now shouting from the mountaintops its plans to become a conference and wedding destination. Continue Reading Teller County retreat center has big plans for growth

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Fountain getting the added commerce it wants

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South of Colorado Springs and cheek-to-cheek with Fort Carson, plans are brewing for a new commercial development on more than 100 acres in Fountain. The proposed center could take off quickly in the quiet suburb that’s eager to grow up. Fountain’s commercial centers have been a flurry of activity with intense growth even through one… Continue Reading Fountain getting the added commerce it wants

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Colorado Springs residents love the city’s refreshing mountain climate and spectacular location at the foot of Pikes Peak. It’s always been a potent marketing tool. Continue Reading City hasn’t learned from long-ago wildfires

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