A downtown on the move
Colorado Springs’ city center is experiencing a surge in new development and revitalization. Improvements are happening daily, and many significant initiatives will come to fruition in 2018. Most notably, an iconic U.S. Olympic Museum will open that year, anchoring southwest downtown and attracting visitors from throughout the country. And there is much more – more residential units breaking ground, job growth at innovative centers such as Catalyst Campus, and major capital initiatives at institutions such as Colorado College and the Downtown YMCA. We invite you to check out the interactive story map, or see below for highlights.
To stay abreast of these projects and many more to come, we've created an interactive map with information about assets, anchor institutions, planned and new developments and more.
Assets & Anchor Institutions, the first tab on the map, provides information about existing strengths to our downtown, such as the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, our parks, and the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts.
New Developments, the middle tab, gives a glimpse of in-process or recently completed new developments of $1 million or greater.
Zoning & Data, the third tab, provides information on the Downtown Form Based Code, traffic counts, and other information helpful for those looking to invest in downtown.
We invite you to explore the map using the navigation tabs at the top, and to visit often - this will be updated regularly as new initiatives take hold.
Cimarron and I-25 Interchange: A straigter alignment, new on/off ramps, new aesthetically pleasing bridge structure, and enhanced creek and trail connections. Slated to be done by end of 2017. More info.
U.S. Olympic Museum: Highlights were presented by Olympian Michelle Dusserre-Farrell (1984 Silver medal, gymnastics) and Paralympian Matt Simpson (2016 Goalball). The only museum in the country dedicated to the lives, accomplishments and experience of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes, the museum will be a premier cultural destiantion and community gathering place for outdoor activities. More info.
Downtown YMCA: a soon-to-be remodeled, state-of-the-art facility including dedicated areas for teens and seniors, a rooftop sports field, wellness center and remodeled aquatics area. Rendering by CRP Architects.
Catalyst Campus: A 10,000 square foot collaborative workspace that will include labs, a restaurant, and a classified SCIF workspace all within a historically preserved building. More info.
Improved Connectivity: Moving toward a downtown that is more accessible by bike, on foot, and through transit with improved wayfinding signage and projects such as additional bike lanes and a new bike share program. More info.
Shelter Services: Springs Rescue Mission opened additional shelter beds in the fall of 2016, and work continues to open a full-service multi-agency Day Center. Additional supportive housing by fall of 2018 will address the needs of homeless persons in our community.
Colorado College: Currently under construction, an expanded and rennovated Tutt Library will feature more seating, roof decks and a cafe. Slated to open in 2017.
Legacy Loop: Already underway, the project will include 3.5 miles of new trails, a regional trailhead and event space, new neighborhoor park, three new trail underpasses with connectivity to the water and a complete 10k loop that does not cross a single roadway. More info.
New Residential: Blue Dot Place has opened, and three additional residential projects include a 5-unit complex (210 Pueblo), and the contemporary Ecco 170 unit complex at Wahsatch and Colorado. Plus, a 187 unit brownstone style apartment building at Rio Grande and Cascade is in the planning stages.