Passenger numbers dipped in 2019, but with construction taking off in and around Colorado Springs Airport, Director of Aviation Greg Phillips sees it as a good year. Overall enplanement numbers will likely be down about 1.5-2 percent when final numbers are tallied at year’s end, about 25,000-30,000 fewer than in...
The day Westside residents and business owners have been awaiting for almost three years is finally here. Nov. 15 marks substantial completion of the Westside Avenue Action Plan, a collaborative project to upgrade the Colorado-Manitou Avenue corridor between 31st Street in Colorado Springs and the Highway 24 interchange in Manitou...
Two major east-west thoroughfares are under construction, slowing traffic and frustrating businesses that can’t wait for customers to be back on the road again. The $17 million Pikes Peak Avenue reconstruction project is projected to finish two months early, but the $30.9 million Westside Avenue Action Plan project is already...
On the blank, flat surface of a parking lot at the Peyton/Widefield Vocational Education Campus, more than 40 students from Widefield School District 3 are building a house. The students have been developing construction skills in a 12,000-square-foot indoor space at the MiLL National Training Center at 4450 Foreign Trade...
Editor’s note: This is the first part in a three-part collaboration with the Business Journal’s sister publication, the Colorado Springs Independent, exploring in depth the region’s affordable housing challenges. What do a security guard, construction worker and school receptionist have in common? They can’t afford to buy a home in...
The Palmer Lake Sanitation District has stopped issuing new commercial and residential sewer taps due to concerns about the main outflow line’s capacity and age. The tap moratorium is limiting development within the district to lots already approved for a connection. The sewage outflow line was built in the early...
The reason construction workers’ wages keep climbing is basic economics. “It’s a matter of supply and demand,” said George Hess, founder and CEO of Vantage Homes. “If there is one worker, and me and another company want them, they can ask for more pay. It’s a different number if it’s...
The Pikes Regional Building Department is continuing to see increases in the number of permits issued for building and construction projects in the first quarter of 2018, according to a news release issued by the department. "The PPRBD issued a total of 15,237 permits for all building and construction related...
Some business owners who use Interstate 25 between Monument and Denver are not happy at the proposed addition of toll lanes. The Colorado Department of Transportation is in the final stages of obtaining funds for the $350 million project, which would add one express lane in each direction to the...
For one local developer, investing in downtown is not just about making a profit. “I wanted to be part of helping to revitalize downtown and make it truly into a sustainable neighborhood, so I decided that I needed to build apartments,” said Darsey Nicklasson of DHN Planning and Development. Attracting more...
Home prices continue to rise in the Colorado Springs area, but that’s partly a reflection of the increased cost of building new homes. New-construction prices are going up, thanks partly to a spike in the cost of materials, particularly lumber, as well as labor costs. “Resales track new construction....
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...