URA Period: 2011 - 2036
Bristol Brewing Company
1647 S. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Location: The boundaries of the Area include approximately 5.13 acres of land generally defined to include 7 legal parcels plus public rights-of-way. Geographically, it is situated in the Ivywild neighborhood (including the vacant Ivywild School), near the vicinity of Interstate 25 (I-25) and Tejon St, southwest of I-25 and north of Cheyenne Blvd, along a tributary of Fountain Creek, in south central Colorado Springs.
Plan Goals: The area has long been designated as a Neighborhood Strategy Area by the City of Colorado Springs. Originally an elementary school built in 1916, Ivywild School was closed in 2009 by School District #11 and put up for sale. The redevelopment of the school site was inspired by the idea of strengthening the neighborhood’s identity by restoring its historic centerpiece, the key element in the implementation of the Urban Renewal Plan.
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Current Status: The old Ivywild Elementary School has been renovated and has become a multi-use facility, housing several local businesses: Bristol Brewery, a commercial bakery, espresso/cocktail bar, delicatessen and a private event and performance space are just some of the experiences that the school has to offer.
Streetscape improvements on Navajo Street connecting the school site to Tejon Street were constructed by the City through the Community Development Block Grant Program. Additional retail, residential and office uses are being encouraged along Tejon Street through tax increment financing in subsequent phases.
Transportation Improvements: The City of Colorado Springs is initiating several transportation improvement projects in the Ivywild area beginning in June 2019. The existing intersection of South Tejon Street, Cascade Avenue, Ramona Avenue, and Cheyenne Blvd. currently includes five approaches to a single point. To improve safety, capacity and traffic flow, the City of Colorado Springs is reconstructing the intersection as a modern roundabout. The modern roundabout solution at this signalized intersection will improve operations, reduce travel delay, reduce long-term maintenance costs with the removal of the traffic signal, and carry bicyclists and pedestrians fully through all legs of the intersection. It will also improve traffic operations and enhance the sense of community in compliance with the Ivywild Neighborhood Master Plan and the historic character of the neighborhood.
Orginally constructed in 1925, the Cascade Avenue Bridge over Cheyenne Creek in the Ivywild neighborhood has exceed its design life and is functionally obsolete. The bridge will be replaced in the late fall of 2019.