Proposed City for Champions projects takes center stage if four upcoming meetings

Published: February 13, 2014, 6:46 pm, by Monica Mendoza

Residents will get four chances this month to speak up about the proposed City for Champions projects.

There are four public meetings scheduled about the four proposed $250 million tourism projects – a U.S. Olympic museum, a downtown events center, an Air Force Academy visitors center and a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sports medicine facility.

Two Colorado Springs City Council members will host town hall meetings in their districts with the CFC projects as the top agenda item. The City Council will host a meeting and organizers for the projects will kick off the first of monthly meetings that promises updates on each of the projects.

Organizers of the City for Champions will have a meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Pikes Peak Regional Building, 2880 International Circle. Representatives from each of the four proposed tourism projects will give updates on the projects and take questions from citizens and the media. Organziers are planning monthly meetings to give these updates.

Council member Jill Gaebler will host a meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Sabin Middle School cafeteria, 3605 N. Carefree Circle. Gaebler will be joined by Bob Cope, the city’s economic vitality principal analyst. Citizens are welcome to raise any issues, other than CFC. 

Council president Keith King will host a meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. City for Champions is among two scheduled topics. The other is “No Man’s Land,” on Old Colorado Ave. Welling Clark of the Organization of Westside Neighbors, which supports efforts to restore and revitalize the west side, also will be on hand to take citizens’ questions.

City Council will host a town hall meeting for residents to discuss the proposed City for Champions project from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.