URA Period: 2007 - 2032
Mr. Steve Engel
102 N. Cascade Avenue, 5th floor
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Location: The Area is comprised of approximately 16.3 acres in downtown. The boundaries of the CityGate Urban Renewal Area generally include properties south of Cimarron Street, west of Sahwatch Street, north of Rio Grande Street, and east of the BNSF / UP railroad tracks.
Plan Goals: The original vision for revitalization of the Area was the creation of high quality commercial and mixed-use development which would integrate a range of uses including above ground floor commercial (vertically integrated) where appropriate, as well as property improvements, supported by strategic public investment to infrastructure (including utilities) and parking within and adjacent to the Area boundaries. The CityGate development is positioned to serve as the gateway to the Southwest Urban Renewal Area located directly to the north, and the catalyst for change in this area of downtown. The combination of uses proposed, will further promote redevelopment of the entire Southwest Downtown Area as an urban neighborhood with residential, retail/commercial, lodging and public elements.
Current Status: The project area being studied as a separate URA may change in the future. The conditions study for the SW Downtown Urban Renewal Plan included the CityGate area since it may become part of a future phase for the Southwest Downtown.
Development and Design Objectives
The development objectives for the Urban Renewal Area include establishment of uses that will allow projects to respond to changing market conditions. Potential land uses within the Urban Renewal Area include commercial, residential, employment, entertainment, mixed-use, lodging, public, and parking. Design objectives for the Urban Renewal Area also promote flexibility, adaptability to a range of uses and product types and consistency with prevailing market conditions. Other objectives include: