Open House Summary & Survey
Open House Summary & Survey
Please check back for a comprehensive open house summary coming soon.
In May and June, 2022, the City of Colorado Springs and ConnectCOS project team hosted six in-person open houses, one in each council district. Three of the open houses included information from the Platte Avenue Corridor Study. Participants were invited to explore different information developed over the life of the project, ask project team questions, and share their feedback. We invite you to explore ConnectCOS and the Platte Avenue Corridor Study in greater depth. For your convenience we offer an introductory video highlighting the questions our team set out to answer, what was found, and potential ideas for the future. In addition to the videos, you’ll find PDFs summarizing each open house station. Once you’ve reviewed the open house boards and project video, we have developed a survey to let your voice on what you liked, disliked, and what was missing from the proposed project.
The video linked below is a recorded slideshow. Please note, the audio requires permission from you to play. You will need to interact with the presentation by hitting pause/play or skipping to the next slide at least once to give the browser permission to play audio.
Please use the links below to navigate to each station’s board. The PDFs linked below are the same material presented at each in-person open house.
- Introduction Board
- Alternatives Process
- Platte Corridor-Wide
- Downtown Character Area
- Central Corridor Station
- Eastern Reaches Station
- Implementation and Schedule
- What We Heard
To view the ConnectCOS stations, please visit coloradosprings.gov/connectcos.
The recent open house survey has been closed. To provide additional comments, please email the project team at Info@platteavestudy.com. Please check back soon for the comprehensive open house summary.
About the Project
The City of Colorado Springs is launching a corridor study along Platte Avenue between I-25 and North Powers Boulevard. To view the project map, click here. Platte Avenue is a ConnectCOS community corridor and has been identified as a priority corridor for further analysis. Studying how our community uses Platte Avenue provides a valuable opportunity to improve how people travel by car, public transportation, foot or bike in and around this six-mile corridor.
During this project, the City will collect data to better understand the current conditions, future travel demands, and how this former state highway corridor may better serve the adjacent neighborhoods and larger community. In addition to evaluating the various transportation modes currently being used along this corridor, the study will recommend improvements in each of corridor’s distinct neighborhoods as it serves as a vital east/west connector for those who live, work and enjoy our community.
For more information about ConnectCOS visit the project website.
- Existing Conditions and Corridor Analysis (Spring-Summer 2021)
- Solutions and Alternatives Drafting (Summer 2021)
- Draft Project List and Solutions Comparison (Summer-Fall 2021)
- Project Identification and Costing, Draft Plan Development (Fall-Winter 2021)
- Plan Refinement (Early Spring 2022)
- Final Plan (Late Spring 2022)
The project team will continue to inform and seek input from the public throughout the process in a variety of ways, including virtual and in-person community meetings, small group discussions, digital engagement (e.g., polling and surveys), and ongoing participation from the Community Advisory Committee.
December 15, 2021
The public meeting scheduled to take place on December 15, 2021, was cancelled due to extreme weather and power outages across the City of Colorado Springs. In response, and in an effort to keep the public informed about the Platte Avenue Corridor Study, a recording of the meeting content is now available for public viewing. The recording includes the information and content that was originally scheduled to be presented.
The goals of this recording are to:
- Share information for the Platte Avenue Corridor Study
- Review analysis to-date, recommendations, and potential alternatives
- Provide a look ahead and how the public can continue to contribute feedback
The comment period for the survey is now closed.
June 9, 2021 Public Meeting
During the Virtual Community Meeting we previewed a corridor specific digital survey developed to collect input on existing conditions along Platte Avenue. This survey is now closed.
Please check back regularly for key project dates and engagement opportunities.
The project team is conducting an analysis of the corridor using a variety of data, discussions with stakeholders and our Community Advisory Committee, and input from the community. The information developed will then be used to draft alternatives to improve corridor functionality for a range of goals related to mobility and corridor context.
The project team will discuss corridor constraints and opportunities as they begin to develop a comprehensive list of potential improvements appropriate to the unique and changing character within the corridor.
Once a set of alternatives has been drafted, the team will identify recommended projects or other actions based on engineering best practices, performance and public input. The recommendations will be prioritized and potential cost of projects will also be developed for inclusion in the draft plan for the corridor.
The project team will continue ongoing analysis of corridor improvements and public engagement to finalize the corridor plan and recommended actions.
A final plan will be submitted to City Council for approval and adoption.
Community Office Hours
Community Advisory Committee
The Platte Avenue Corridor Study Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will serve as a sounding board and critical conduit between the broader community and project team during this collaborative planning process. The representatives (as seen on the roster below) are from a wide variety of sectors and organizations that represent various interests along Platte Avenue. They will help share project information to their networks and provide key insights at major technical milestones to assist the project team in developing the final plan and proposed improvements for Platte Avenue.