Community celebration to discuss unique places in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Media are invited to attend a community celebration on Thursday, July 18, from 5:30-8 p.m. at The Lincoln Center. The event, organized by the City of Colorado Springs and the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, will focus on unique places and vibrant neighborhoods, as envisioned by PlanCOS, the City’s new comprehensive planA comprehensive plan is a guiding document that provides a framework for city policies and priorities regarding the physical development of the city. It is a long-range vision of what we want our city to become and is a tool for making decisions about how that vision should be achieved. It outlines strategic steps to make the vision a reality and provides targeted and strategic planning of the physical development of the city..

A panel comprised of residents from Ivywild, Patty Jewett, Westside and Pinecliff, as well as a representative from The Lincoln Center area, will discuss how established neighborhoods organize around unique places and events. There will also be a variety of family-friendly activities, including pop-up workouts provided by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, a Colorado Springs Fire Department fire truck, Mountain Metro Transit bus, and bike rides organized by Bike Colorado Springs and PikeRide.

The Lincoln Center is a redevelopment of the former Lincoln Elementary School, which closed in 2015. It is now a community gathering area and home to 17 local merchants.

 

WHAT:           Celebrating Unique Places, a community celebration

WHEN:           Thursday, July 18, 5:30-8 p.m.

WHERE:         The Lincoln Center, 2727 North Cascade Avenue

 

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