June 2016      
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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Study Schedule

Public Meeting #4: Tuesday, 
June 14, starting at 5:30 p.m.
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Photos from Public Meeting, January 28, 2016

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.


"Focusing the Vision" -- 
Citizens Recommend Transformative 
Corridor Theme

Following extensive community input, Shooks Run now has a recommended corridor theme that will guide how infrastructure improvements and enhancements are implemented over the next 50 years. You are invited to help define the next level of detail that will result in the Envision Shooks Run Facilities Master Plan

What:  Envision Shooks Run Public Workshop #4
When: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 
Time:   5:30 - 7:30 p.m.: (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Presentation/Project Update
    6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Topic Station Discussions 
Where: First Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
219 E. Bijou St. 
(corner of Weber St. and Bijou St.), 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(Enter on the Weber St. side of the building. 
Free parking is to the east of the building, 
southeast corner of Bijou St. and Weber St.)

The Transformative Theme: Following several months and hundreds of public comments / suggestions received during the workshops, neighborhood and small group meetings, and elected official meetings, the community has directed the City toward a theme focused on using transportation, infrastructure and parks as seeds to encourage economic growth along the Shooks Run corridor. 

"This corridor theme includes the necessary bridge and stormwater/drainage improvements, and goes beyond a linear park to establish a new vision for the Shooks Run corridor as a central part of the City," said Aaron Egbert, City project manager. "The desire expressed by the public is for the improvements to help stimulate new uses along the corridor benefitting the greater community, and tying parts of the corridor more closely to the ongoing revitalization of downtown," he said. "The Recommended Theme is the most transformative, and will provide guidance for future changes along the corridor. Therefore, during the June 14 public workshop, the project team would like public feedback on several topics specific to the Recommended Theme including environmental/historical preservation, neighborhood character planning and impacts, public safety, drainage/infrastructure, improved connections, destination enhancements/community amenities, partnership opportunities, business/development opportunities, and capital improvements/maintenance funding," said Egbert. "There will also be an opportunity for directly affected property owners to speak with members of the project team."

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In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workshop should make the request as soon as possible by calling 719/488-5908, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
Citizens Roll Up Their Sleeves,
Participate in Creek Week Clean-Up

The Shooks Run corridor was one of 20 locations throughout El Paso County where citizens rolled up their sleeves to help out our waterways and trails during the April 2016 Creek Week clean-up. Sponsored by the
Fountain Creek Watershed District, Creek Week is designed to get people onboard in protecting water that flows through local communities. "T
he Shooks Run corridor represents a portion of the 927 square miles that makes up the Fountain Creek Watershed District," said Project Manager Allison Plute. "Our waterways contributed to quality of life, the health of wildlife and to our food supply." More than 60 neighbors from the Middle Shooks Run Neighborhood Association (MSRNA) alone spent the morning of April 23 picking up trash along Shooks Run between Uintah Street and Pikes Peak Avenue, accumulating approximately five cubic yards of trash. Just one of many examples of neighbors investing in the continued health of Shooks Run. 
Hear What People are Saying

"I think this project is important because it is an opportunity to restore the watershed health that has been lost over time..."
-- Allison Plute, Watershed Planning Team, 
Colorado Springs Utilities
 Click here to hear more.

"I'm really excited that we have a chance to turn things around, making Shooks Run an amenity to the neighborhood."
-- Tim Mitros, City of Colorado Springs
Click here to hear more.
Click here to view additional videos.

Click here to learn more about the Shooks Run Project by viewing the video from Public Meeting #3.

Projects Adjacent to the Shooks Run Corridor

Shooks Run is part of the Legacy Loop, a comprehensive trail and park development project located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. The City of Colorado Springs has selected the THK team to work on a project that will improve access to outdoor recreation, increase trail connectivity across our community, and enhance park amenities for Colorado Springs and families. This flagship project will dramatically improve the safety and multi-use functionality of the Pikes Peak Greenway, create a critically needed and regionally significant east-west trail connection along the Rock Island Trail corridor, and expand outdoor recreation along Monument Creek.  Click here for more information about the Legacy Loop.

The Las Vegas Street Corridor Study is a Federally funded study being conducted by the City of Colorado Springs, in conjunction with El Paso County and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA). Located at the south end of the Shooks Run Corridor, the year-long Las Vegas Street study is led by the engineering firm WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff. The project team is working with residents and businesses along the Las Vegas Street corridor to determine the current and future uses and needs for this unique transportation corridor to guide proposed improvements as part of the PPRTA "B  list" of projects. For more information, contact George Hayward at (719) 314-5018.