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Mill Street Neighborhood Plan


Mill Street, the historic neighborhood just south of downtown, is seeing changes in every direction. The City of Colorado Springs Community Development Division has partnered with the Mill Street residents and business owners to help the neighborhood build its blueprint for a resilient future. 

In Fall 2017, a City and resident-chaired panel hired the Colorado based planning firm Design Workshop to prepare a plan that reflects the community's vision for the future. The Mill Street Neighborhood Plan is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

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Process Goal

Through the inclusive and consensus building process, the Neighborhood Plan will set the stage for the future of the historic Mill Street community to be a thriving, dynamic place that celebrates its diversity and historic past.

Study Area



The planning team has been reviewing all relevant plans and heard from several stakeholders via listening sessions prior to Thanksgiving. There will be several opportunities for input before the final plan is submitted for City approval in March 2018.

  • Project kickoff: Sept 2017
  • Inventory and analysis: Oct/Nov 2017
    • Informal listening sessions: Nov 2017
  • Developing recommendations: Dec 2017- March 2018
    • Neighborhood interviews: Dec 2017
    • Online Survey: Dec 2017/Jan 2018
    • Additional stakeholder interviews: Feb 2018
    • Community meeting: March 2018
  • Plan Documentation: March/April 2018
    • Draft document for review: March 2018
    • Final plan: April/May 2018


Mill Street Neighborhood Holiday Party

Saturday, Dec. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Springs Rescue Mission located at  5 W. Las Vegas

Representatives from the City and consultant team will introduce the project. Residents will have a chance to share their vision and priorities for the plan as well as have a chance to sign up for opportunities to get more involved. 

Holiday Caroling and Neighborhood Surveys 

Various times between December 10-21

Interested in singing? Would you prefer surveying? Would you like to do both? Email for more details.

The neighborhood survey is designed to gather information from residents and businesses in the project area about their priorities for neighborhood improvements.

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Catherine Duarte, AICP
Analyst II, Community Development Division
Office: call 385-6876