eNewsletter - March 2017

Public Invited to Learn About and 
Provide Input to Strawberry Hill Master Plan

In a land exchange approved by the Colorado Springs City Council in May 2016, The Broadmoor obtained a 182.14-acre site in North Cheyenne Canyon known as Strawberry Hill. In exchange for that property, the City of Colorado Springs acquired 371 acres and a variety of strategic trail easements previously owned by The Broadmoor that greatly improves city and public access to local trails and public recreation areas.

The local land planning firm of N.E.S., Inc. and its team of specialists has been contracted to develop a Master Plan on behalf of The Broadmoor to ensure land use requirements established by Colorado Springs City Council and stipulated in a conservation easement are met for the property. The Broadmoor has agreed to engage in a public master plan process for the Strawberry Hill property and fulfill their commitments, per the conservation easement.

A conservation easement is a binding legal agreement that offers permanent restriction of a property to protect its conservation values. The Palmer Land Trust, a state-certified and nationally accredited land trust, holds the Strawberry Hill conservation easement and has the responsibility for ensuring that the terms of the conservation easement are followed and that the conservation values of the property will be protected forever.
Public Meeting
Public input during last year's land exchange was extremely valuable in shaping numerous terms and conditions that ensure public access to The Broadmoor's property. A Conservation Easement, South Canyon Trail Easement, Chamberlain Trail Easement, Hully Gully Easement, Old Stage Road Access Easement, an 8.5-acre Building Envelope, several utility easements, and other deed restrictions were recorded on the property by the City of Colorado Springs to ensure the public's interests were legally protected and the terms of the land exchange would be upheld.

Within the context of these conditions, The Broadmoor is conducting a Master Plan process. T he public has an opportunity to provide input that will help inform the plan. Citizens are invited to attend the first in a series of public meetings to learn more about the Strawberry Hill Master Plan being prepared on behalf of The Broadmoor:

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, March 8 
Location: Cheyenne Mountain Jr. High School, 1200 W. Cheyenne Rd.
Parking: available across the street, east side of the building, and in the front of the building

Special ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accommodations can be made by calling 719/488-5908 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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