About the Plan
The Greater Westside Community Plan is the second community planning project undertaken through the Neighborhood Planning Program. The 3A planning area is generally the northern half of Council District 3 that consists of nine neighborhoods to the west and south of Downtown Colorado Springs – Gold Hill, Ivywild, Mesa, Mesa Springs, Midland, Old Colorado City, Skyway, Stratton Meadows, and Westside.
This plan is anticipated to provide guidance on physical development within the 3A planning area. Recommendations from this plan will touch on development topics such as transportation, economic development, climate resiliency, public safety, and public health.
The Neighborhood Network Board, organized by CONO, has resident representatives from each of the nine neighborhoods within the plan boundaries. The Board is intended to serve as a steering committee for the Greater Westside Community Plan.
Neighborhood Network Board
|John Olson||Gold Hill|
|Steven St. James||Ivywild|
|Eugene Beal||Mesa Springs|
|Andrew Hoskins||Mesa Springs|
|Mark Tatro||Mesa Springs|
|Cathy Verdier||Old Colorado City|
|Lonnie Miera||Stratton Meadows|
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
- Planning – Neighborhood Services
Following the October 2022 Greater Westside Community Plan (GWCP) Community Meeting #1, hundreds of community members filled out a survey about the current realities and bright futures of the 3A Planning Area. The survey asked participants what the six PlanCOS vision themes might look like in their neighborhoods. These survey results are one of several outreach opportunities used to gain a foundational understanding of the Plan.
April 2023 Greater Westside Community Plan Public Meeting #2
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
January 2023 Neighborhood Network Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
December 2022 Neighborhood Network Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
- View meeting presentation
- View Big Ideas worksheet compiled answers
- View Big Ideas worksheet summary
October 2022 Greater Westside Community Plan Public Meeting #1
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
September 2022 Neighborhood Network Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
A meeting to discuss the six PlanCOS vision themes and brainstorm how they might manifest in the 3A planning area.
August 2022 Neighborhood Network Board Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
A kickoff meeting to introduce the Neighborhood Network Board to City Staff and the consultant team for the project, and to begin the input process for the existing conditions of the 3A planning area.
Does the Greater Westside 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 Greater Westside 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 was the Neighborhood Network Board selected?
Under CONO’s leadership, Neighborhood Network Boards are made up of residents who live within the geographic boundaries of the neighborhood network or own a business in the area and who have graduated from CONO’s Neighborhood University. Please find more information on CONO’s website.
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.