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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 activity in the region during […]
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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 18-mile stretch known as “The […]
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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 developers like Nicklasson, who […]
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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 [of homes] track new construction. And prices are absolutely […]
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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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