Welcome to the Near North End (NNE), a diverse and thriving urban neighborhood. NNE was the first annexation to Colorado Springs with the highest density of properties and districts in the National Register of Historic Places.
Our neighborhood is identifiable, eclectic, accessible to the downtown with a small town ambiance, charming historic structures, homes, restaurants and amenities.
The City has received a land use request concerning the CC Robson Arena. The postcard and flyer are shown below.
Your voice needs to be heard! The deadline for sending comments to the city planner is Sept 16! It is important you voice your concerns to the city and elected officials.
This potential project location is the block bounded by North Nevada Ave, East Dale Street, North Tejon Street and East Cache la Poudre Street.
- In application “CPC MP 97-00261-A6MN19”, applicant is requesting approval of a minor amendment to the Colorado College Master Plan to illustrate the proposed location and scope of the Robson Arena project as well as to illustrate the future relocation of the College’s tennis facility and the creation of a new surface parking lot.
- In application “CPC CU 19-00111”, applicant is requesting approval of the Robson Arena Form-Based Zone Conditional Use Development Plan. If approved the proposed application would allow for construction of a new multi-purpose ice hall. The proposed project includes roughly 67,000 square feet of building footprint, includes approximately 3,400 seats within the arena, proposes two street-level commercial tenant spaces, and includes a 326 stall attached parking structure. The site is zoned FBZ-T2A (Form-Based Zone – Transition Sector 2A and includes the entire block bound by N. Tejon St., E. Cache la Poudre St., N. Nevada Ave., and E. Dale St.
- In application “CPC V 19-00112”, applicant is requesting approval of a right-of-way vacation allowing the north/south alley connecting E. Cache la Poudre St. to E. Dale St. and located mid-block between N. Tejon St. and N. Nevada Ave. to be incorporated into the Robson Arena project . The proposed vacation applies to roughly 8,000 square feet of public right-of-way.
A Neighborhood Meeting is taking place at the Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903: Monday, September 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm.
To get further details, go to the City’s LDRS website, and in the box labeled “Enter the File Number”, enter the above filename (without the quotes), and click “Search”.
Per the attached postcard, please note Monday, September 16, 2019 deadline for comments to the Planner: Mr. Ryan Tefertiller 719-385-5382 Ryan.Tefertiller@coloradosprings.gov.
Near North End Parking Meetings – We strongly encourage you to attend your block meeting and adjacent block meetings
- Timed Managed – you can choose how long a car can park and when the regulation applies (8-6, 24 hours, M-F, all week etc. The benefit of this option is it’s inconvenient for people to park long term i.e. CC students & staff, arena event attendees by forcing them to move their cars or get ticketed. This is the easiest to implement and can be in front of just one house rather than entire street.
- Permit Only – a permit holder can only park in front of their property. Benefit is there should always be parking available. Downside is you may have more visitors than permits. In this case you can call in advance for temporary permits. First permits are free, if they have to be replaced its $150 each. Number of permits per dwelling TBD. Landlord owns permits for tenant use.
- Combination Timed Except by Permit. You can do #1 and #2 above with a permit option for residences or business staff. Benefit is you and your staff don’t have to move your cars.
- Metered parking.
- No parking at all – the homes on the first block of Cascade north of Uintah chose this option because the cars and the bike lanes block their views when exiting their driveways making it dangerous. They all have enough off street parking. We believe this can be done at individual residences.
- Add diagonal parking if the street doesn’t have a bike lane and is wide enough. Benefit is it will increase parking inventory if it’s needed. Downside is more parking will be available which will increase traffic and people looking to use the extra parking unless it is restricted by any of the options above.
- Do nothing – you’ll still have the option to request any of the scenarios above at anytime. However, keep in mind the CC arena is identifying parking from Cascade to Nevada and Cache La Poudre to St Vrain as available on street parking for arena events in their parking plan. Also, as neighborhoods choose parking restrictions, it will move cars to neighborhoods that previously might not have had a problem.
To make this work, everyone needs to give input to the city traffic engineering department. They are working to help us address our current and future parking woes whether it be residences with no off street parking, multi family homes fighting with neighbors for parking, businesses fighting with residents for parking, students from Palmer HS, Pikes Peak Prep or CC parking in the neighborhood, churches needing more parking for their congregants, event venues that bring in lots of cars etc.
Feel free to contact the city traffic dept 719-385-7627 Rita.LaChance@coloradosprings.gov with questions and concerns.