Work could begin sometime this fall on the construction of a Catholic Student Center, roughly one mile to the north of the University of Colorado’s campus in Colorado Springs.
The project has been talked about for several years between officials with the Diocese of Colorado Springs, and both UCCS and city leaders.
As proposed, the 8,500 square foot structure will go up on a mostly rural 3.5-acre site at 4785 Stanton Road and will include a 300-seat chapel and study, as well as meeting and office space.
The building will have two wings, with one two stories in height.
Project designer for the new center is Baker Architects of Denver, a firm that specializes in Catholic facility projects nationally.
The Diocese of Colorado Springs, which says there are more than six thousand Catholic students in metro Colorado Springs, has launched a $7.5 million fund-raising goal to get the structure built.
So far at least $2 million of the goal has been realized.
If all goes as planned, construction on the new center is expected to be completed by the fall of next year.
By Garry Boulard
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