July 2015      
Welcome to the Envision Shooks Run e-newsletter. Future e-newsletters will be sent periodically with project updates, upcoming meeting schedules and other useful information about the study.
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City of Colorado Springs

Aaron Egbert 719/385-5465
Project Consultant - FHU 
Dan Krueger, 719/314-1800
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Public Meeting #2: Fall 2015 (date not yet set).
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  Great Input from Citizens at Public Meeting


More than 155 citizens attended the kick-off public meeting for Envision Shooks Run held June 18 at North Middle School. The first session of the meeting was organized in an open house format. Attendees viewed display boards that provided detail about the project, its purpose and need, why the City is doing the project, the study area boundary map, critical issues, and the study process, schedule and next steps. Click to view:

Second Session -- Formal Presentation and
Key Pad Polling Public Input
The second session was a formal presentation about the study and included a keypad polling survey. The survey provided real time public input of citizen values regarding the Shooks Run corridor. Click here to view keypad polling results (last page of document).

Third Session -- Group Discussions

During the third session of the meeting, attendees broke into groups for discussions of what and where the issues and opportunities are along the corridor.  Comments were noted on corridor maps and table scribes documented the discussions.  Click here to view the list of comments. 
"Aha" Moments from Public Meeting

Each table group was asked to report out what the biggest take-away was from their discussion, or the one "Aha" idea they feel is the most interesting, previously unknown, or biggest need/opportunity for the corridor. The following is a partial list of those key points made during the public meeting:

  • Trail connections / need for improved connectivity
  • Beautification
  • Make it mixed-use
  • Creek trail 
  • Creek Corridor, privately owned properties
  • Maintenance
  • Vegetation
  • Water Quality
  • Signage
  • Pedestrian crossing / road crossing connecting to Shooks Run
  • School District 11 owns a large amount of property near Shooks Run

The Envision Shooks Run study focuses on one of the more important stream corridors in the central part of the City of Colorado Springs. The study area encompasses two boundaries: the Community Planning and Transportation System Area boundary (noted in blue in the map above) and the Infrastructure Planning Boundary (noted in red in the map above). The project area is generally located to the east of Downtown Colorado Springs, between the Patty Jewett Golf Course area to the north, and the Fountain Creek corridor, to the south.  It encompasses the southeastern quadrant of the Legacy Loop trail. 

Next Envision Shooks Run public meeting will be held this Fall (date not yet set.)