About Ivywild Neighborhood

Approved by Colorado Springs City Council on June 28, 2011.

Ivywild Neighborhood has long been designated as a Neighborhood Strategy Area by the City of Colorado Springs. As such, the City has made modest improvements including construction of a neighborhood park. The Ivywild School which has anchored the neighborhood for several decades was closed by School District #11 in 2009. Subsequent deterioration and the now vacant structure left a void in the neighborhood.

In 2011, the owners of Bristol Brewery and Blue Star Restaurant, area employers, decided to acquire the school property and relocate the brewery operations. In addition to a microbrewery, the project will feature a bakery, coffee shop, greenhouse, and office and residential space, along with meeting rooms. The school grounds will be redesigned to include vegetable gardens, parking, and outdoor gathering spaces

for dining and special events. Streetscape improvements on Navajo Street connecting the school to Tejon Street are being planned by the City and funded through their

Community Development Block Grant Program. The City also has plans to reconstruct the intersection of Cheyenne Boulevard and Tejon Street in order to improve traffic circulation and pedestrian safety.


economic impact


Converted a non-taxable parcel into a tax generating use

Provided for expansion of an existing employer

Supplemented neighborhood amenities

Enhanced neighborhood infrastructure

Offered a prototype for environmentally sustainable restoration

Build-Out Projections

Restaurant: 4,520 sq. ft.

Office: 1,670 sq. ft.

Greenhouse and Gymnasium: 21,630 sq. ft.

Brewery: 13,680 sq. ft.

Developer Contact

Mr. Mike Bristol
Bristol Brewing Company
1647 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
P: (719) 633-2555


The Ivywild Neighborhood at build-out will include: a micro-brewery; bakery and coffee shop; a greenhouse; office space; residential units; and, performance / meeting space.

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