About the Plan
The Southeast Strong Community Plan is the first community planning project undertaken through the Neighborhood Planning Program. The 4A planning area is generally the southern half of Council District 4 that consists of six neighborhoods nestled between Interstate 25 and Powers Boulevard – Deerfield Hills, Pikes Peak Park North, Pikes Peak Park South, Soaring Eagles, Southborough, and Spring Creek.
This plan is anticipated to provide guidance on physical development within the 4A planning area. Recommendations from this plan will touch on development topics such as transportation, economic development, climate resiliency, public safety, and public health.
The Steering Committee for the Southeast Strong Community Plan consists of local government, non-profits, business groups, and resident representation from within the six neighborhoods that make up the 4A planning area.
|Yolanda Avila||City Council Representative|
|Laura Nelson||Apartment Association of Southern Colorado|
|Dr. Wendy Birhanzel||Harrison School District 2|
|Shawn Gullixson||Vectra Bank|
|Keyshon Cooks / Stephanie Surch||Council of Neighbors & Organizations|
|Marla Luckey / Jamie Phahl||El Paso County Health|
|Pastor Ben Anderson||Solid Rock Community Development Corp|
|Janet H. Brugger||Black Chamber of Commerce|
|Joe Aldaz||Hispanic Chamber of Commerce|
|Joyce Salazar||RISE Coalition|
|Darsey Nicklassen||Places Management|
|Matt Craddock||Craddock Commercial|
|Susan Davies||Trails and Open Space Coalition|
|Pam Shockley-Zalabak||CommuniCon, Inc.|
|Col Jennifer Fitch||Peterson Air Force Base|
|Technical Support Team Agencies|
|Colorado Springs Communications Department|
|Colorado Springs Economic Development Department|
|Colorado Springs Fire Department|
|Colorado Springs Office of Innovation|
|Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department|
|Colorado Springs Police Department|
|Colorado Springs Public Works Department|
|Colorado Springs Utilities|
|El Paso County Planning Department|
|El Paso County Public Health Department|
|Mountain Metro Transit Services|
|Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments|
|Planning – Community Development|
|Planning – Land Use Review|
The Southeast Strong Community Plan is informed by data compiled from years of studies and assessments. Please find the list of supporting documents below that guide the recommendations of the plan.
- Southeast Community Plan Health People and Places Assessment
- Air Pollution in Southeast Colorado Springs
- Southeast Colorado Springs Food Security Research
- Policy Recommendations to Alleviate the Urban Heat Island
- Southeast Colorado Springs: Mitigating the Urban Heat Island
Does the Southeast Strong Community Plan replace or nullify existing master plans?
Given the number and variety of existing plans already in place throughout the city, staff cannot make the overarching statement that the Southeast Strong Community Plan replaces all plans or that certain plans will not be folded into this plan – that will all be determined through the process of plan development and stakeholder engagement.
How can I get more involved?
The best way to stay informed and involved is to periodically visit the project website for public meeting dates or to email Daniel Besinaiz, Project Manager. You may contact Daniel to discuss the plan further or to provide any input you may have.