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Mixed-use solutions: They’re all around us

My drive to work each day brings me down West Colorado Avenue, through Old Colorado City and into downtown. Every morning I notice the Goodwill property that hopefully now will become a candidate for revitalization with mixed-use development. Look at it, imagine the possibilities and you can’t help but wish you had the money to… Continue Reading Mixed-use solutions: They’re all around us

The Urban Land Institute, which sent 10 panelists experienced with downtown redevelopment projects to evaluate Colorado Springs and recommend projects to improve downtown, will return. The panel initially presented its findings, after an intensive week of reviewing past studies, touring the city and interviewing more than 120 residents, June 29 at the Fine Arts Center.… Continue Reading ULI panel to present downtown recommendation again

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If enthusiasm about downtown revitalization survives fire devastation, city leaders will have to balance a downtown renaissance with rebuilding the scorched northwest side of town. Continue Reading Downtown suggestion: start with residential

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ULI: prioritize residential development

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A panel of 10 downtown redevelopment experts from the Urban Land Institute recommend turning America The Beautiful Park into Olympic Park and constructing a wall there featuring the names of all the nation’s Olympic athletes through history. The recommendation was part of the panel’s presentation to a group of community members at the Fine Arts… Continue Reading ULI: prioritize residential development

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A group of 10 national downtown-redevelopment experts hit the streets of Colorado Springs this morning, embarking on a week of tours, analysis and scrutiny. The Urban Land Institute will use the week’s worth of findings, along with past analysis, to craft an action plan that will be presented Friday. The group, which is being paid… Continue Reading Urban Land Institute begins city tours

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Outsiders could light path for downtown

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Colorado Springs has studied its downtown and come up with ideas for improving it. Now, city leaders are hoping one more study will show them how to implement those ideas. Continue Reading Outsiders could light path for downtown

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