The third in a series of workshops to plan the 50+ year future of the Shooks Run Corridor will engage citizens in how the corridor will ultimately look and function. Three options will be presented for citizens to comment on with their feedback and ideas.
Envision Shooks Run Public Workshop #3
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
5:30 - 8 p.m.: (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Presentation/Project Update
6:30 - 8 p.m.: Breakout exercise
First Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
219 E. Bijou St.
(corner of Weber St. and Bijou St.),
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(Enter on the Weber St. side of the building.
Free parking is
to the east of the building,
southeast corner of Bijou St. and Weber St.)
During the October Workshop, citizens participated in collaborative breakout sessions to discuss challenges and opportunities within five sections of the corridor: Headwaters, Residential Greenway, Urban Waterway, Urban Canyon and Confluence. Those ideas have now been incorporated into
three options being presented during the January 28 workshop:
- Infrastructure: addresses infrastructure improvement needs, least amount of change related to the replacement of drainage facilities and the bridges within the corridor.
- Greenway/Linear Park: naturalized greenway with trails and enhanced neighborhood parks, allowing the full realization of the Legacy Loop and allowing urban development along the waters edge in the downtown section of the corridor.
- Transformative: goes beyond the creation of a linear greenway emphasizing elements that would establish a new enhanced vision for the corridor as a central part of the City, serving as a catalyst for a variety of new uses along the corridor.
"From north to south, there are different corridor characteristics created by the neighborhoods and land uses adjacent to the corridor, as well as the stream channel itself," said Project Manager Aaron Egbert, City Engineering Department.
"The way the conditions change up and down the corridor drives how we think about how Shooks Run can ultimately look and function for many years into the future."
The goal of Envision Shooks Run is collaboratively work with the community to develop a prioritized implementation plan. According to Egbert, the community has indicated a desire for big ideas in what the corridor could ultimately be. "During the next phase of the process, we will begin drilling down to define what is included in the preferred option for the corridor and will begin to discuss potential funding opportunities to support the ultimate plan," said Egbert. "Local citizen's knowledge of the corridor and their ideas are very important to us as we work collaboratively to fulfill the vision for this community amenity."
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workshop should make the request as soon as possible by calling 719/488-5908, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.