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Robson Arena Update from Ryan Tefertiller

You are receiving this email due to the fact that you provided comment to me on the Robson Arena land development applications.  I’m writing to let you know that revised plans and supporting documents have been received by the City and they have been uploaded to our LDRS website.  You are welcome to review the new documents by clicking on this link: https://eoc.springsgov.com/ldrs/rpt/index.htm then entering the search term “Robson Arena” in the Keyword search box.  You should get four separate application results, each having numerous links to PDF letters, plans, reports, etc.  You should focus on those links that have the date “10/09/19” behind them as those are the most recent submittal documents.  After reviewing the documents you’re welcome to provide additional comment to me and ultimately to the decision makers.  While I have not reviewed the new documents yet, it is my belief that many of the technical items in my September 18th review letter will have been resolved and that the project will be scheduled for the November 6th meeting of the Downtown Review Board.  Roughly two weeks prior to the public hearing, postcards will be mailed, posters posted on the site, and I will send you an additional email notice relaying information about the date, time, and location of the hearing. 

Please let me know if you have any questions – Ryan

Your voice needs to be heard! 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.

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 Action Plan Neighborhood meeting will be Oct 16 @6:00 pm at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium, Lon Chaney Theatre

Colorado Springs Near North End Neighborhood Parking Study
Colorado Springs Residential Parking Programs

  1. 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.
    Time Managed option has been removed since it can no longer be enforced.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. Metered parking.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 719-385-7608 stacey.salvatore@coloradosprings.gov with questions and concerns.