The wait is over. Now the tough part begins for everyone affected by the Interstate 25/Cimarron interchange project. Serious work begins with the first night-time lane closures on Sunday, March 13, as Phase 1 of construction begins on the $113 million design-build undertaking. The first steps include re-striping and narrowing lanes on I-25 as well […]
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The two Colorado Springs women behind Blue Dot Place, a 33-unit apartment complex under construction in south downtown, showed their enthusiasm while hosting public tours of their brainchild development on June 18 and June 23. Kathy Loo and Darsey Nicklasson, two halves of BDP Development LLC, together led a group of around a dozen community […]
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Penrose St. Francis Health Services is in the throes of two major construction projects, including a new medical office building just outside of the main hospital and a complete remodel of the emergency department. The bones of the new office building are already up with an estimated completion date in the spring. Westfield Developers will […]
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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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The unexpected discovery of a new species of high-altitude rodent has temporarily halted construction planning for the new Pikes Peak Summit House, and could seriously affect the visitor economy of the Pikes Peak Region. “We were doing preliminary site work on the summit, despite the weather,” said RTA Architects principal Stuart Coppedge, “when we discovered […]
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Kristian and Jaenette Coyne are self-described Parade of Homes buffs. The Black Forest couple travels to Summit County and Denver to get their fix. This August, they’ll need only roll out of bed to begin touring one of this year’s Housing and Building Association’s annual parade homes. “I never thought we would be rebuilding a […]
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Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli’s $75 million redevelopment project spanning South Nevada Avenue, Tejon Street and Cascade Avenue has taken off — the Colorado Springs entrepreneurs started demolishing homes in the area in March and continued work this week. Rundown houses in blighted areas of the Ivywild neighborhood were cleared to make way for the Guadagnolis’ […]
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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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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 just me wanting them.” Construction […]
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When the Waldo Canyon fire raced down the ridgeline and into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, homes were destroyed no matter what building materials were used. Houses with stucco siding, houses with redwood decks, cedar fencing, uneven irrigation and too many trees too close to the house — all went up in flames. In many cases, […]
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The number of multi-family construction permits issued so far this year is at an eight-year high, but no one’s celebrating just yet. The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department has issued 18 permits for developers to construct 407 multi-family units so far this year, the highest number of units approved annually since 2002. In 2002 1,663 […]
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Earlier this week the Realtors Commercial and Industrial Society (RCIS) met at the former RockShox offices at 1610 Garden of the Gods Rd. for its November monthly meeting. The commercial and development community turned out in force for remarks by Bill Healy, the city’s new planning director. Based on early conversations with Healy, he’s ready […]
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