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 […]
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  The shape and scope of Creekwalk — a key piece in the burgeoning development in the South Nevada Urban Renewal Area — has been revealed. The 61,700-square-foot shopping center will sit on approximately 11 acres, stretching from Ramona Avenue south to East Cheyenne Road, bounded by South Nevada Avenue and Cheyenne Creek.   Creekwalk […]
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Southeast Colorado Springs has become a hot spot for home sales between $200,000 and $300,000. “There is definitely an upswing of activity in that price range in the Southeast part of town,” said Joe Clement, owner of RE/MAX Properties Inc. “The rest of the city is having trouble in that price range because it has […]
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South Nevada Avenue is set for another burst of activity and transformation in the coming weeks. Construction has been a staple in the urban renewal area over the past year, but behind the scenes and the growing row of retail storefronts, hundreds of wheels are turning on projects that will breathe new life into the […]
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In the past two weeks, two stunning announcements about sports stadium development have been made in southern Colorado. Visions for the projects in Colorado Springs and Pueblo were much the same: stimulate economic development by bringing sports teams downtown to play in multipurpose venues. Both plans featured public-private partnerships, and...
The average cost of apartment rent in Colorado Springs continues to rise as more high-end units enter the market. “Part of this most recent increase really isn’t a rise in rents as much as the product that is coming online and being included are higher-end properties,” said Laura Nelson, the executive director of the Apartment […]
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The number of single women buying homes is on the rise both nationally and locally. “At least in the past year to year and a half, the majority of my clients have either been a couple buying a home or single women,” said Larissa Bottenfield, a broker associate for Re/Max Integrity. “I’ve had some single […]
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A recent change to a 30-year-old annexation agreement will help Colorado Springs attract new businesses. “I think the revised annexation agreement for Banning Lewis Ranch is one of the major milestones the community has gone through — just like with the Southern Delivery System that gave us water for the next 50 years,” said Bob […]
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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 businesses, and other landowners can […]
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Living in or near the city ranked second best in the United States comes at a price. “Rents and home prices keep going up. So does the number of people moving into the region,” said Steve Posey, the Department of Housing and Urban Development director for Colorado Springs. “Even though there are a lot of […]
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A housing crash may be on the horizon. According to one area broker, foreclosures are hitting record low rates not seen since the early 2000s. But that may actually foreshadow the market’s next downfall. “Everybody is always boasting about foreclosures and defaults being down, but the truth is they normally hit their lowest point right […]
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