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Most relevant Keystone Indicators

The following keystone indicators are representative of primary measures of the health and livability of our neighborhoods over the long term and support the Vibrant Neighborhood vision. Although there is a strong high-level correlation between our plan for physical development and these indicators, we recognize that they will often not be directly applicable to individual development plans or to city initiatives. A full list and description of all indicators is in Chapter 8: Adaptable Implementation.

New Residential Net Density: A mix of residential densities is important to support people with different incomes and in different stages of life. Where appropriate, most residential neighborhoods should be planned and designed to increase citywide densities overall in order to support a more sustainable infrastructure and networks of services, and to ultimately support emerging technology multimodal transportation systems. This measure tracks the net density of added residential units every year. 

Number of High Priority Neighborhood Plans Completed: As the second largest city in Colorado, it is no surprise that Colorado Springs has a variety of neighborhoods with an equally diverse range of needs and preferences. Many already have specific neighborhood plans in place, but many others would benefit for the level of care and detail that this type of plan can provide. This measure tracks the number of new high-priority neighborhood plans completed each year. 

Housing Attainability: These measures track the overall proportion of the median income needed to afford median priced single-family housing, overall rental affordability index, and total homeless populations.