Nonresidential property owners will start receiving a new monthly bill next month from the city of Colorado Springs. The city will begin collecting stormwater fees July 1 that, for commercial, industrial, municipal and federal properties, will amount to $30 per acre per month. For some property owners, the cost will...
As recently as a year ago, a developer who wanted to complete a project in El Paso County had to hand-carry an application composed of dozens of documents to the county Planning and Community Development Department. Now, using the department’s Electronic Development Application Review Program, developers, builders, commercial and industrial...
Hundreds of local employees commute to work by bicycle, whether they ride downtown or to other locations. Vicki McCann, marketing supervisor for the city of Colorado Springs Transit Services Division, hopes that number will swell to thousands on June 27, the 25th annual Colorado Bike to Work Day. “An event like...
Most landlords and property managers don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to the city of Colorado Springs’ proposed housing code changes. “If a property manager is doing what they are supposed to be doing, they shouldn’t have any issues with them,” said Laura Nelson, executive director for...
Charles Marohn recalls, as a child, taking walks with his grandfather, who had lived through the Great Depression. During their time together, Marohn would watch as he collected cans along the roadside to sell for scrap. “He’d take a truckload in for $5,” Marohn said. “Nobody does that today. That...
Pikes Peak Regional Building Department’s 2018 budget was approved by Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday, but not before a lengthy discussion about RBD’s policy of giving extra revenue back to several projects and nonprofits that spent money on building permits in 2016-17. Councilor Don Knight even proposed an amendment...
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers wants more police officers and firefighters. City council agrees, but also wants to add more bus service and watering in city parks. All will likely be approved when the 2018 city budget is finalized Dec. 12. Suthers submitted his proposed 2018 budget to city council...
Pay raises, replacing the city fleet and parks maintenance were the big winners when Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers presented his 2018 balanced budget to City Council Oct. 3. The $288.9 million budget is $16.3 million — or 6 percent — higher than the 2017 version. The 640-page proposal likely...
El Paso County recently joined a growing number of municipalities throughout the world to create what are being called “smart cities,” in which data is used to make cities operate more efficiently. A recent story in the Wall Street Journal (“The Rise of the Smart City” by Michael Totty) described...
Judging by campaign contributions, the business community is highly interested in the April 4 city election. Led by Colorado Springs Forward and the Housing and Building Association, business interests have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to five city council candidates. There might have been six recipients, but one...
Financial planners at odds over implications for the retirement services industry Earlier this month, President Donald Trump ordered the review (and subsequent delay) of a Department of Labor investment-advice rule that would require financial advisers to act in the best interests of clients seeking retirement services, requiring them to disclose any...
Colorado Springs-based political group, Liberty First, will host a community forum Jan. 17 at 6:45 p.m. in the meeting room at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. The hour-and-a-half open discussion will allow citizens and media the opportunity to ask city councilors questions pertaining to city-related topics and issues. In light of...