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The final installment of this round of the Downtown Partnership’s City Center series, entitled “Urbanism Goes to the Movies,” is bringing back a popular concept from 2017. The Downtown Partnership is presenting “[a]n evening of new short films from the New Urbanism Film Fest exploring how people and places around the world are building more […]
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A decommissioned passenger car from the Pikes Peak Cog Railway will reside at the new Switchbacks stadium in downtown Colorado Springs. Manitou Springs City Council accepted the cog management’s offer to keep three of the cars it is getting rid of as it rebuilds and restores the railway and adds new cars — a project that […]
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When Yemi Mobolade moved to Colorado Springs eight years ago, the narrative he’d hear about his new city wasn’t always positive. “I’ve been told that we were our own worst enemy when it came to storytelling,” he said. Fast-forward nearly a decade and those tales have substantially changed. Mobolade is heavily involved in crafting the […]
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The Ivywild School development was envisioned as a gathering place in a historic neighborhood where people could sip a handcrafted beer, enjoy a meal or snack, buy locally grown food, go to a concert or attend a meeting. Since it opened in the summer of 2013, Ivywild, at 1604 S. Cascade Ave., has promoted redevelopment, […]
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  PlanCOS has won official approval, but the hard work of implementing it has just begun. As the plan goes into effect, the city will continue to seek input from business owners, employees and residents. Led by a blue-ribbon steering committee, thousands of residents, business owners and employees and representatives of the city’s nonprofits helped […]
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New York City has its Fifth Avenue and Broadway; Los Angeles its Rodeo Drive; and Denver its 16th Street. They’re signature streets that epitomize the cities in which they’re located — places where a visit is a unique experience. Colorado Springs doesn’t have a Rodeo Drive, but it does have Tejon Street and Colorado Avenue […]
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A community center can mean a lot of things to a neighborhood. It can create opportunities for its users and spur economic development. And that’s the objective behind an effort to revitalize the Mission Trace Shopping Center, turning it into a “community hub” in Southeast Colorado Springs, said Benjamin Anderson, executive director of Solid Rock Community […]
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Five and a half years ago, Yemi Mobolade and Russ Ware had an idea for a small business. They wanted to open a café that could serve as a place for creative people, students and professionals to connect and create a unique community. “We asked lots of questions and did our best to avoid all […]
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City leaders are looking to the historic City Auditorium to star in the revitalization of  downtown. But in order to play that role, City Aud, as it’s commonly called, needs major repairs, upgrades and some fresh ideas. The city issued a request for proposals Oct. 3, seeking a company to professionally manage and maintain the […]
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Attendees of the upcoming UCCS Economic Forum will hear a slightly different presentation compared to the past few years. “The national economist and myself will be talking about the next U.S. economic downturn,” said Tatiana Bailey, executive director of the UCCS Economic Forum. “Colorado Springs and the state have been outperforming the nation … in […]
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Urban renewal is about taking a place nobody wants to touch, and turning it into somewhere everyone wants to be. When it works, derelict buildings, empty lots and crime-infested streets give way to lively stretches of entertainment, art, shopping, dining and retail. The once-blighted neighborhood loses its stigma but retains a distinctive culture — and […]
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Colorado Springs is enjoying a booming economy right now. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Colorado Springs area’s gross domestic product — an estimate of the value of goods and services produced in a metropolitan area — increased 5 percent in 2017, the biggest gain since 2010. But the rising economic tide […]
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