For the first time in 15 years, the City of Colorado Springs, together with City Council, developed a comprehensive plan for the city’s future. The “PlanCOS” campaign was a two-year process that asked citizens, “What do you want Colorado Springs to be in 10 years?” From new shopping areas, community centers, housing choices, employment, educational opportunities, trails, recreation facilities, and redevelopment, to a re-invented Downtown – PlanCOS sets the stage for the city’s future.
As a long-range vision, the Plan sets forth the values intended to realize as the City changes over the next 20 to 30 years and ties those values to land use, economic development, community design and infrastructure upgrade strategies and recommendations. As the overarching planning document for Colorado Springs, this plan addresses the need for and provides guidance on neighborhood planning. Public outreach has been a significant part of the planning process, and the plan was adopted in January 2019.