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.
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. As of 2018 there were 428 occupied/under construction homes with 614 anticipated at full build out.
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:
Gold Hill Mesa Commercial Area
URA Period: 2015 – 2040
Location: Originally included in the Gold Hill Mesa URA, the Gold Hill Mesa Commercial Area Urban Renewal Area is located to the northwest of the existing URA. The site is generally bounded on the north by U. S. Highway 24 and Fountain Creek, on the west by South 21st Street, on the south by The Villa de Mesa Townhome community and on the east by the A-1 Village Mobile Home Park and the wooded area to its south.
Plan Goals: The vision for the area is to create a high quality retail center that will serve the Gold Hill Mesa residents as well as the west and southwest neighborhoods of Colorado Springs. The site of the old Golden Cycle gold processing plant contains contaminated soil as well as a substantial amount of other refuse materials that were dumped on the site in the past. Mitigation of the contaminants and removal of unsuitable debris will be completed as part of the development. Public improvements to roads and drainage improvements to Fountain Creek will also be accomplished by the project.