ULI Colorado: Colorado Springs 2.0: The New South End


2019-10-22T15:00:00 - 2019-10-22T19:00:00

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    Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery 25 W Cimarron ST Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3938 UNITED STATES
    This event features tours of the hottest new projects in downtown Colorado Springs and a panel discussion between their creators. Featured projects include the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, the Trolley Block, Casa Mundi, and a new dual-branded Marriott Hotel. We’ll also hear from City leaders and the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority about how these projects are shaping the future of Colorado Springs.

    Panelists include:
    Jariah Walker, Executive Director, Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority (moderator)
    Ryan Tefertiller, Urban Planning Manager, City of Colorado Springs
    Susan Edmondson, President and CEO, Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership and Board Member, US Olympic & Paralympic Museum
    Jeff Finn, Vice President, Nor’Wood Development Group
    Troy Coats, Director of Development, Niebur Development
    Laura Neumann, Area Director, Weidner Apartment Homes

    Event agenda:
    3-3:15pm: Registration and networking at Warehouse and
    welcome from ULI Colorado
    3:15-5pm: Walking tours Olympic Museum and The New South End
    5-5:40pm: Panel session at the Warehouse
    5:40-6pm: Q&A session
    6-7pm: Happy hour and networking

    Parking directions:
    Map of nearby parking lots

    Thank you to our community partners!

    Downtown Colorado Springs project descriptions

    1. U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum
    Designed by world class architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the 60,000 square foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame will open in spring 2020 in the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs. A first of its kind cultural institution, the USOPM will celebrate the Olympic & Paralympic movement in the United States with a built form that places it among the most accessible museums in the world. Using inclusive design and assistive technologies such as mobile apps, video captions, audio description tracks, universal keypads, and RFID-triggered customizations, the USOPM will be highly interactive and offer a custom experience for every visitor. This catalytic project will eventually anchor a transformation of southwest Downtown Colorado Springs that will see the development of over 5 million square feet of new mixed-use space to include 4,500 new residential units, 750,000 square feet of new office, 150,000 square of new restaurant/retail space, and 500 new hotel rooms.

    2. The Trolley Block
    The Trolley Block comprises 45,000 square feet of renovated restaurant/retail space that combines reinvigorated long time local favorites with new to market brands such as Atomic Cowboy, Dos Santos, and Frozen Gold. Developer/owner Niebur Development is currently in the process of creating Colorado Springs’ first designated entertainment district within the Trolley Block and by the end of 2019, the property will also be home to Downtown Colorado Springs’ first true food hall. With 252 hotel rooms and more than 200 new residential units currently under construction within a one block area, the Trolley Block has cemented its place as a retail catalyst and anchor of Downtown’s rapidly expanding New South End.

    3. Casa Mundi
    After completing Blue Dot Place, Downtown’s first new for rent delivery since 1960, in 2016, developer Darsey Nicklasson is once again bringing a highly curated urban boutique residential option to Downtown with Casa Mundi, a 27-unit luxury property with nearly 4,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. The property will open in January 2020 one block north of the Trolley Block and just next door to the future site of a 250-room dual-branded Marriott Hotel.  

    4. 184-unit for rent project from Nor’wood Development Group
    The latest Downtown residential project from Nor’wood Development Group will deliver 184 luxury apartment units with a mountain facing amenity deck on the second floor and easy access to the Trolley Block just across the street on Moreno when it opens in spring 2020.

    5. Dual-branded SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Element by Westin Hotel
    Downtown Colorado Springs’ first Opportunity Zone-supported project, this 250 room dual-branded hotel broke ground in summer 2019 and is scheduled to open by 2021. The property will include ground floor commercial uses as well as a rooftop bar and restaurant and 250 underground parking spaces. This exciting project is contributing to a doubling of the number of hotel rooms in the Downtown core.

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