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City Gate

The CityGate development is positioned to serve as the gateway to the Southwest Urban Renewal Area located directly to the north, and the catalyst for change in this area of downtown.

Approved by the Colorado Springs City Council on September 25, 2007. The Area contains 11 parcels with total parcel acreage of approximately 16.3 acres. The boundaries of the CityGate Urban Renewal Area generally include properties south of Cimarron Street, west of Sahwatch Street, north of Rio Grande Street, and east of the BNSF / UP railroad tracks. The vision for revitalization of the Area is creation of high quality commercial and mixed-use developments which integrate a range of non-residential uses with residential uses including above ground floor commercial (vertically integrated) where appropriate, as well as property improvements, supported by strategic public investment to infrastructure (including utilities) and parking within and adjacent to the Area boundaries. The CityGate development is positioned to serve as the gateway to the Southwest Urban Renewal Area located directly to the north, and the catalyst for change in this area of downtown. The combination of uses proposed, will further promote development and redevelopment of the entire Southwest Downtown Area as an urban neighborhood with residential, commercial, employment, lodging and public elements while physically connecting existing uses to the south with future uses to the north.

Development and Design Objectives

The development objectives for the Urban Renewal Area include establishment of uses that will allow projects to respond to changing market conditions. Potential land uses within the Urban Renewal Area include commercial, residential, employment, entertainment, mixed-use, lodging, public, and parking. Design objectives for the Urban Renewal Area also promote flexibility, adaptability to a range of uses and product types and consistency with prevailing market conditions. Other objectives include:

  • Eliminate and prevent blight
  • Implement the City of Colorado Springs Comprehensive Plan
  • Ensure orderly growth
  • Stimulate development of vacant and underutilized land in and adjacent to the Area
  • Improve relationship between this area and surrounding areas
  • Increase property values and strengthen the City’s economic base
  • Provide uses supportive of and complementary to planned improvements (transportation, transit, utilities, parking, etc.)
  • Encourage a mix of uses and project types
  • Promote a variety of products to address multiple segments
  • Encourage continued presence of businesses consistent with the plan vision
  • Provide a range of financing mechanisms for private property re-investment and investment
  • Encourage public-private partnerships to implement the plan
  • Facilitate cooperation among government agencies
  • Advance higher standards through quality design and material selection
  • Landscape streetscapes and gateways to unify uses and plan components
  • Ensure sensitivity to existing surrounding neighborhoods
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Griffis-Blessing

Mr. Steve Engel

102 N. Cascade Avenue, 5th floor

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719 520-1234

steve@griffisblessing.com

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