The Colorado Springs Senior Center in the Golf Acres shopping complex has served tens of thousands of residents since 1986, providing an invaluable service to the community. Recognizing the value of this building and service to its residents, the City of Colorado Springs has committed to providing a safer, larger, more accommodating facility for Senior Center patrons. The new center will be built adjacent to the current Senior Center building at the intersection of Caramillo Street and Hancock Avenue in the northeast corner of the Golf Acres property. Construction is expected to begin in October 2023 and last 18-24 months.
The current Senior Center building and all City-owned buildings on the Golf Acres property will be demolished as part of the process to construct the new Senior Center. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, which operates the Senior Center, is finalizing a plan to provide services to its patrons at other locations until the new facility opens. Recognizing the disruption this project will have on Golf Acres tenant businesses and their customers, the City is providing relocation support to these tenants. Currently, the City does not plan to develop additional buildings on the Golf Acres property.
The Senior Center renovation is funded by $10 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. The new center will be approximately 23,000 square feet, up from the existing 17,100-square-foot location. The new site location was selected from four options all within the Golf Acres site and is based on feedback from current Senior Center patrons, service providers, community members, and other stakeholders. The new site will maximize the available space for parking, improve traffic flow and accessibility, and add more functional outdoor space.
Video fly-through of the new center
The City and Senior Center staff conducted an online and in-person survey in March 2023, reaffirming the facility’s name as “Colorado Springs Senior Center.”
Previous Public Meetings
- September 13, 2022 current tenants of Golf Acres meeting
- September 14, 2022 community center user meeting summary
- September 16, 2022 community center user meeting summary
- October 5, 2022 neighborhood meeting summary
Upcoming Public Meetings
Future meetings will be listed here, as they are scheduled.