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Parking meter changes downtown, OCC

The City of Colorado Springs replaced 882 parking meters with meters that accept coins and credit cards in the core of downtown and along Colorado Avenue through Old Colorado City. The new meters operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and accept Visa and MasterCard, but not Easy Park cards. More than 1,600 meters in… Continue Reading Parking meter changes downtown, OCC

Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

A couple of years ago, a few downtowners got together and started talking about renovating the alleys of the city’s core, making them more pedestrian-friendly with new pavement, paint and lighting, transforming them from stinky backstreet vagabond thoroughfares into bright, artistic retail and dining corridors. They made a plan, which began like a lot of… Continue Reading Alley arts project making leap from plan to progress

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What’s the perfect business? Wouldn’t it be one that’s immune to competition, inexpensive to operate, simple to manage and cash-based? Continue Reading Parking enterprise: Is it worth keeping, or perhaps new ownership?

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Sitting idle: Parking Enterprise’s $1 million

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In 2005, the city of Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority and the John Q. Hammons company signed a statement of intent to build and operate a 250-room Embassy Suites hotel near America the Beautiful Park. As part of the deal, the city’s Parking Enterprise agreed to pony up $3.1 million to build… Continue Reading Sitting idle: Parking Enterprise’s $1 million

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Anyone who’s ever visited Manitou Springs on a sunny weekend knows it can be an art form to find parking. This dilemma has been an ongoing topic of debate and discussion for years. Several years ago, a review by a consultant underscored the need for change. Now that time has arrived. Manitou’s Economic Development Committee… Continue Reading Manitou shifts into high gear to solve parking woes

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To help lure shoppers downtown for the holiday season, the Downtown Business Improvement District will open a temporary shop to sell gift cards that can be used at more than 100 downtown retailers. Shoppers also can purchase easy-park cards, a pre-paid credit card that can be used on downtown parking meters. Starting Dec. 4, The shop,… Continue Reading Storefront set up to sell downtown gift and parking cards

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On April 21, Manitou Springs City Council approved an ordinance to start charging to park in the lot at the base of Barr Trail. Just how much it will cost to park in the lot is uncertain. The issue must go before the city’s parking board, which will set rates. City Planner Michelle Anthony said… Continue Reading Barr Trail parking not free for long

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The Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs and the city are floating the idea of extending downtown parking meter fee hours to include weekday and weekend nights to raise money to save the free downtown shuttle. While no plan is certain yet, the idea was born of the downtown partnership’s desire to continue service of the… Continue Reading Downtown parking meter fees at night?

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Colorado Springs’ neighbor to the west has updated its streetscapes, attracted new retail shops and expanded its Cliff House Hotel, but it’s come up short on places for its many visitors to park. To address the problem, the Manitou Springs Parking Authority has released two community surveys soliciting comment about how residents and commercial building… Continue Reading Manitou seeking solution to city’s longtime parking issues

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