Local hotelier and restaurateur Perry Sanders told city council members during a two-hour work session on Monday that they need to apply “common sense” when deciding on a proposal he’s championing to put a sports stadium and indoor events center at what is now Antlers Park, which sits directly to the west of Sanders’ Antlers […]
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Otis Moore doesn’t have to check his schedule on Thursdays, because the Denver developer knows he’s driving to northern Colorado Springs to meet with workers at Victory Ridge. Moore is a principal with Westside Investment Partners, along with Andy Klein and Kevin Smith, the group that purchased the failed Colorado Crossing mixed-use development on the […]
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When Springs residents voted in favor of increasing sales tax for road improvements, local construction companies reaped some of the benefits — and so did people looking for work in the field. Funded by 2C, a new tax hike approved in 2015, and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, road construction is popping up all […]
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A new report issued by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk revealed 85 percent of 53 participating construction firms in Colorado find it difficult to hire hourly craft positions such as carpenters, concrete workers and electricians. It’s become a national issue — but is affecting local construction companies as well. The report said […]
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Normally, the cost of building materials inches higher to catch up with inflation — or jumps small amounts in response to rises in oil prices — but that isn’t the case right now. Throughout the country, commercial and residential builders are seeing spikes in the cost of doing business as a result of a shortage […]
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While Colorado Springs waits for the 29th consecutive year to see what will happen next in the saga of Banning Lewis Ranch, the area surrounding the 20,000-acre parcel owned by Nor’wood Development Group is hopping with homebuilding activity. The building boom is going on around the parcel, and includes a community center operated by the […]
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Every business is affected by traffic, with varying results. But for businesses rendered inaccessible by detours, gravel and clouds of dust, city improvements can hurt the bottom line. Roadwork has become increasingly common in Colorado Springs since John Suthers became the city’s mayor in 2015 and began spearheading a campaign to mend parts of Colorado […]
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Support, encourage, grow. These words are important in building a workforce in any industry, but to the women of Heating and Plumbing Engineers, Inc., they are a way of life. “Support, encourage, grow is always something that’s at the forefront of everything we’re doing,” said Leah Walton, talent specialist at HPE, where women are encouraged […]
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As the clock struck midnight last New Year’s Eve, Colorado Springs real estate experts believed 2016 would prove to be one of the strongest years in the history of the city’s commercial and residential markets. They were right. The past 12 months have produced a meteoric rise in home values and sale prices, drastically decreased […]
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The Colorado Springs multifamily housing market has in recent weeks seen the sale of two large apartment complexes totaling nearly $130 million — bringing total sales volume for the year to around $500 million and underscoring the strength of the local real estate economy. The 440-unit Grand River Canyon apartment community in north-central Colorado Springs […]
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In September 2015, hotelier and attorney Perry Sanders announced plans to construct a residential skyscraper in downtown Colorado Springs, rising as high as 100 stories. At the time, few people took Sanders seriously. Online reactions ranged from disbelief to jocular scorn — as in: “Isn’t this story a little late for April Fools?” But Sanders […]
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For Jake Durfee, hail can be perfectly sized — about an inch and a half in diameter, similar to a golf ball. “Any smaller, if it does damage, people usually don’t care too much,” said Durfee, owner of Certified Hail and Dent, INC. “Any bigger and it could total the car.” Durfee said this summer […]
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