A combination of uses are proposed including a range of housing products, village commercial, region-serving commercial, employment, transit improvements and infrastructure, all which will further promote redevelopment of the area as a gateway to the City from the west.
URA Period: 2004 - 2029
Gold Hill Mesa Partners, LLC
Robert Hadley, Principal/Owner
Stephanie Edwards, Executive Vice President
142 South Raven Mine Drive, Ste. 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Location: The Gold Hill Mesa Urban Renewal Area is located in the western area of the City of Colorado Springs. The site is generally bounded on the north by U.S. Highway 24 and Fountain Creek, on the east by South 21st Street, on the south by Lower Gold Camp Road and on the east by the A-1 Village Mobile Home Park and the wooded area to its south. The Villa de Mesa Townhome community located in the center of the Area has been excluded.
The Area includes the site of a former gold processing facility known as the Golden Cycle Mill. The mill was the most highly producing mill in the nation and operated from 1906 to 1949 processing approximately fifteen million tons of ore from Cripple Creek and Victor area gold mines. The Golden Cycle Mill smelted 800 to 1,500 tons of gold ore a day at its peak. It was the top payroll in the state of Colorado for a period of time.
Plan Goals: The cornerstone of the developer’s and the community’s vision for revitalization of the area is the creation of a high quality mixed-use traditional neighborhood development. A combination of uses are proposed including a range of housing products, village commercial, region-serving commercial, transit improvements and infrastructure, all which will further promote redevelopment of the area as a gateway to the City from the west. Multiple pocket parks and trails connect uses and other open space elements.
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Current Status: On June 23, 2015, the Colorado Springs City Council approved the Amended Gold Hill Mesa Urban Renewal Plan and created the new Gold Hill Mesa Commercial Area Urban Renewal Plan. The Amended Gold Hill Mesa Area now consists entirely of residential property and the original tax increment period that started in 2004 will continue to remain as approved expiring in 2029.
Housing development has continued within the Amended Gold Hill Mesa Plan Area. Gold Hill Mesa’s builders, Hi-Point Home Builders and David Weekley Homes have won multiple awards along with JM Weston Homes, Gold Hill Mesa’s popular townhome builder. Gold Hill Mesa is home to 627 residences with plans to add an additional 600 homes and apartments on its north side.
Development and Design Objectives
The development objectives for the Urban Renewal Area include development of a variety of land uses and densities that will distinguish one area from another. Proposed land uses within the Urban Renewal Area include residential, neighborhood commercial, regional retail, office, parking facilities, and open space. Other objectives include: