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If a couple of neighborhood organizations get their way, residents of Southeast Colorado Springs could someday have the opportunity to invest directly in their community. There are not many opportunities out there for so-called “small investors,” or people who have between $10 and $100 a month to put toward acquiring...
By Regan Foster Editor's note: This is an extended version of the story that appeared in the Oct. 18 print edition. The building at 303 S. Santa Fe Ave. is a behemoth. From the outside, the red brick-and-clay façade seems little more than a stately monolith from a bygone era. But as...
Colorado Springs’ greatest resource is not its snowcapped mountains, or its miles of green space, or its favorable climate. So what does keep Olympic City USA ranked among the nation’s most desirable places? Its residents. The Army veteran who started a family in the Springs after retirement. The hundreds of professional...
Gone are the days when “urban development” meant lining a vacant street with characterless office buildings and chain restaurants. Developers these days need to be more mindful of how they are restructuring the cultural building blocks of the neighborhood — particularly when employing the infill method, which involves developing vacant...
By Pam Zubeck Back in 1988, the Lowell School area seemed like a good target for urban renewal. Located generally southeast of Rio Grande Street and Nevada Avenue, dilapidated and abandoned houses dominated the area, while the majestic old schoolhouse, finished in 1902, had fallen into ruin. But with help from...
Among its dozen or so urban renewal areas, Colorado Springs can count the Gold Hill Mesa development on the Westside, the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame downtown, and the Air Force Academy Visitors Center, planned for the city’s north end. Urban renewal projects — public-private partnerships designated by...
Staunch opposition by Southeast Colorado Springs residents has prompted a hemp processing company to drop a proposal to put a CBD extraction operation into an industrial site on Aeroplaza Drive. The leaders of Veritas Farms, a hemp growing and processing business that produces CBD-infused products such as tinctures, salves, lip...
For Peak Innovation Park, two major hotels and one Amazon delivery center are on the horizon — and Garrett Baum says that’s just the beginning. “I expect in the next 18 months we’ll have hotels, we’ll have restaurants,” said Baum, managing partner at Urban Frontier, master developer for the park....
April 1, 1989. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had closed the previous week down 2.26 percent at 2243.04. The average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage rose slightly to 11 percent. At the beginning of the year, there were 4,512 single-family 彩票联盟s listed for sale by Realtors and...
The Colorado Springs community is collaborative, blessed with natural advantages to attract new businesses and is a leader in workforce development. Those were among the positive impressions that eight site selection consultants from across the country are taking 彩票联盟 with them after a weeklong familiarization tour hosted by the Colorado...
Major roadwork is in full swing at the south end of Nevada Avenue, town- 彩票联盟s have sprung up and sold out around Ivywild, new retailers and restaurants are thriving, and the southernmost part of the avenue is about to “come alive” with new development. At the other end of Nevada, the...
Indicators of a coming economic downturn are starting to tick up. Economists are seeing predictors of past slowdowns, such as yield curve inversions — when short-term bond rates rise above long-term yields; weakness in manufacturing; falling prices of key commodities like copper, zinc and lumber; and a decrease in business...