Most of the preliminaries appear to be out of the way now for the construction of a new housing development at the site of a northeast Colorado Springs golf course opened more than two decades ago.
Classic Homes of Colorado Springs has now received approval to build what could be anywhere from 600 to as many as 1,000 single-frame homes and townhouses at the site of the Springs Ranch Golf Course.
That 18-hole course, located at 3525 Tuft Boulevard, has in recent years had financial issues, opening the way for a purchase of the land and its redevelopment for a different purpose.
As part of the deal allowing for the development to proceed, the City of Colorado Springs is receiving some 23 acres at the northern edge of the course that will soon become a part of the nearby Norman Bulldog Coleman Community Park in the 4300 block of Tuft Boulevard.
Altogether, well over 100 acres of the golf course will be open for development by Classic Homes, which primarily specializes in upscale residential properties.
A timetable for the construction of what is being called the Greenways at Sand Creek has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulard
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