Pastor Barry Farah had a dream: to attract a congregation to an accessible, highly visible location with plenty of room to grow. The site he identified for his Springs Calvary church was a 23,000-square-foot space on two levels at Tiffany Square, on the southwest corner of the Woodmen Road interchange off Interstate 25. The church would occupy a former movie theater space and would include a large auditorium, a youth ministries area and mezzanine, complete with infant and toddler areas. Walls were to be removed to open the sanctuary to accommodate up to 550 people, with room for up to 500 more.
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 […]
Title insurance is one of the issues that must be dealt with when purchasing a building. Unfortunately, a vast majority of buyers just throw the title commitment in the file without as much as a cursory review. That is probably not the best course of action for the serious buyer. The reason the title commitments are dismissed so quickly out of hand is that it looks like Greek. In reality, they are very easy to navigate. It just takes a little time to review them and make sense of what is written.
People have discovered the drive from northern El Paso County to Denver isn’t so bad. A driver can reach The Denver Tech Center from Monument in about 40 minutes, said Terri Hayes, president and CEO of the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. “A lot of the families that we have in our community have one spouse […]
Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series with nine local stakeholders discussing their industries and how they’re preparing for the next economic downturn. It’s an interesting time to live in Colorado Springs, let alone to run a business. Though the city’s booming economy might encourage increased investment, many fear the next economic […]
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, […]