Plans for the construction of a project that would see new apartments and maybe a hotel and restaurant are expected to be submitted either later this year or early in 2021 to the Colorado Springs City Council.
The project would go up inside a business park which currently includes offices for Re/Max Integrity and Verizon, on the northwest side of the city at 2424 Garden of the Gods Road.
According to a rendering produced by the Colorado Springs-based NES Landscape Architects, the complex will be built on nearly 100 acres, with 55 of those acres devoted to open space.
Some 26 acres will see the construction of multi-family housing, set to be priced at a market rate level.
Residents living in the nearby Mountain Shadows neighborhood, to the north and east of the project site, have expressed concerns regarding the potential increased noise and traffic generated by the new development.
The project is additionally located just 1.5 miles to the south of the popular Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center at 1803 N. 30th Street.
The project developer may soon be submitting a rezoning request for the site which would allow for the construction of a building 45 feet in height.
The U-shaped business park comprises some 123 acres and is known for its views of the Rocky Mountains and access to walking and biking trails.
By Garry Boulard
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