Plans have been announced for the construction of a 7,700 square foot building that will house a campus ministry program for students near the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
The Diocese of Colorado Springs, which serves more than 170,000 people, including just over 9,000 students in a ten-county area, will build the facility on a mostly unoccupied 3.3-acre site at 4785 Stanton Road.
That property is roughly half a mile to the south of the UC campus.
The project has long been in the talking stage for the Diocese and will house study and meeting room space for students, as well as a 300-seat chapel.
Project designer is the Denver-based Baker Architects, a firm that has taken on a large number of Catholic facility projects across the country.
Diocese officials estimate that it will most likely take around two years to complete the two-story structure, which will be built to have a classic 19th century stone monastery appearance.
The project has a construction cost of around $5 million.
By Garry Boulard
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