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View Poll Results: Your Choice. And what would fit COS best?
Major/Large Aquarium 5 13.89%
Huge Water Park 3 8.33%
Six Flags Amusement Park 6 16.67%
Large Mall Downtown 10 27.78%
Streetcar Tour around the city 5 13.89%
other (explain please) 7 19.44%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-10-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Yes, a pedestrian or 'outdoor' mall.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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[quote= Take what what we have now, get the cars off a stretch of a couple of the blocks of Tejon in the heart of downtown, put down paving stones in the street, clean up the store fronts, and do whatever to attract some local artists and other small retailers in addition to the bars and restaurants that are there now. The idea is to give the CS residents a real downtown destination spot that they can point to with civic pride. If you haven't seen what Fort Collins did with a few downtown blocks, you should check it out.[/QUOTE]

Picture downtown Colorado springs with a walking/streetcar mall on Tejon. Hope someday the leaders of this town will take note!!!!!
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:27 AM
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Default Fort Collins

You're right. I was just up in Fort Collins and it is absolutely beautiful what they've done - we should be so lucky as to have folks with the same vision running Colorado Springs.


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You're missing my point. No high rises. No shopping mall like Citadel or Chapel Hills or anything like that. Take what what we have now, get the cars off a stretch of a couple of the blocks of Tejon in the heart of downtown, put down paving stones in the street, clean up the store fronts, and do whatever to attract some local artists and other small retailers in addition to the bars and restaurants that are there now. The idea is to give the CS residents a real downtown destination spot (wasn't that the purpose of this thread?) that they can point to with civic pride. If you haven't seen what Fort Collins did with a few downtown blocks, you should check it out.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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I'd like to see a portion of downtown turned into a walking mall; something like what Fort Collins has. Maybe a couple of blocks of Tejon. I don't think traffic is so bad downtown that the area couldn't accommodate it fairly easily. I think that would help attract a more diversified retail business environment than just the bars and restaurants that populate that area now and be a magnet for the locals to spend some time in the downtown core. I would think there would be a spillover effect in the surrounding blocks. I think CS has the potential to be a very inviting downtown, but it seems disjointed with no real unifying element. Oh yeah...at the same time (or how about now?) eliminate the parking meters in the central core (such a disincentive or at least a nuisance to come downtown).
Great idea Carrera32!
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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I kind of miss the old Broadmoor ski resort and the Alpine Slide.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Nothing on that list is of interest to my family. Now a ski resort within an hour's drive - that'd be a hit...
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: SLC
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Nothing on that list is of interest to my family. Now a ski resort within an hour's drive - that'd be a hit...
A themed ski resort would be awesome!
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Ya'll missed out on the McAfee Pikes Peak estate.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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I know something I'd like to see and I suspect Ryan as well: Auto racing's return to PPIR.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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Stripper poles downtown. (KIDDING) RP :-)
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