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City to Host Public Meeting Tuesday on Proposal to Invest in Shelter and Day Center


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The City of Colorado Springs will host a public meeting Tuesday, March 15 at City Hall to discuss a proposal to make a substantial amendment to the City’s 2014 Action Plan that, if accepted, would allow the City to invest $2.5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for additional shelter beds and a day center for the homeless community. The proposal would make funds available to the City to construct 150 new shelter beds and a day center with showers, restrooms and laundry on the Springs Rescue Mission campus, a goal for the City and El Paso County Continuum of Care in recent years. The project would help provide stability to people experiencing homelessness. The campus plan, which also includes a kitchen and welcome center, is estimated to cost $13.8 million.

Meeting locations and dates:
March 15, 2016, 6-7 p.m.
Public Meeting for Substantial Amendment
City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. #300

April 12, 2016, on or about 1p.m.

City Council Public Hearing for Substantial Amendment
City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. #300

City Council, which must approve the proposal, will hold a public hearing on the issue April 12.

The public is also invited to review and provide comment on the draft substantial amendment through March 22, which is available on the Colorado Springs Community Development’s website, or by visiting one of the following locations Monday through Friday during normal business hours:

Community Development Division

30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 604

Office of the City Clerk

30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 101

City Hall

107 N. Nevada Ave #300

Penrose Library

20 N. Cascade Ave.

21st Century Library

1175 Chapel Hills Dr.

Pikes Peak United Way

518 N. Nevada Ave.

Hillside Community Center

925 S. Institute St.

Westside Community Center

1628 W. Bijou St.

Meadows Park Community Center

1943 S. El Paso Ave

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the substantial amendment to the 2014 Action Plan to the City of Colorado Springs, Community Development Division and address them to Felix J. Lopez, (719) 385-6876 or All comments received on or before March 22, 2016 will be considered by the City of Colorado Springs, Community Development Division. Comments should specify the notice they are addressing.


In accordance with the ADA, this meeting will be held in an accessible location, anyone requiring an auxiliary aid to participate in this meeting should make the request as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Auxiliary aids could include, but are not limited to a sign language interpreter, CART Services or a loop system. Contact (719) 385-6876 or for more information.