The first annual report for PlanCOS highlights key projects which support our vision, evaluates objectives, reports progress on key indicators and on city initiatives, and looks forward to next year. This 2019 report was highlighted in Planning Commission and City Council presentations in the late... Read more
The 2020 Bike to Work Day, originally scheduled for June 24, will transform into a week-long celebration supporting businesses, June 22-28. Instead of riders grabbing free breakfast at stations along their commute to work, riders are encouraged to support Colorado Springs businesses by bike.
Colorado Springs City Council approved, with a vote of 5-3 Tuesday, three ordinances allowing for accessory dwelling units and accessory family suites in all zone districts. The ordinance will be presented to City Council for a second reading and vote June 23, after which the ordinances will take... Read more
Newly drafted ordinances for Accessory Family Suites (AFS) (commonly referred to as granny flats or in-law suites) and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) (commonly referred to as ancillary, auxiliary, or secondary apartments) will be presented to City Council on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Due to COVID-19,... Read more
With restaurants now open for limited dine-in services, the City of Colorado Springs is working to help restaurants accommodate more customers while adhering to social distancing requirements. To answer Governor Jared Polis’ call for municipalities to expand outdoor dining, the Colorado Springs... Read more
The City Planning Department is looking for feedback from the public about proposed changes to the City's zoning and subdivision ordinance (chapter 7 of the City Code). This section of the City Code guides how property owners (including homeowners and businesses) can use their land. Feedback on... Read more
The public is invited to learn about RetoolCOS, the City’s process for updating the zoning and subdivision ordinance, and the draft of the plan’s first module focusing on Zoning Districts and Uses, at a digital public meeting May 5. The City’s zoning ordinance is being updated to provide the tools... Read more
The City of Colorado Springs Planning Department has launched the RetoolCOS project to update the Chapter 7 Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance. We need the public’s input, as RetoolCOS will directly impact the built environment of both new and existing neighborhoods and development throughout the... Read more
Does the city have a plan to deal with all of this growth? Of course! A lot of that centers around our planning department, so we’re talking with the director to get an idea of what our city planners do and what they don’t do.
Thank you to everyone who took part in PlanCOS and the Mill Street Neighborhood Plan! Thanks to your input and involvement, both these plans are being recognized across the state for their impact on our local community.