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Old 09-14-2018, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I can't help but notice how Colorado Springs neglects to maintain the landscaping on road medians and on side strips adjacent to the sidewalks on major thoroughfares.

Take a drive down Research Parkway, Woodmen Rd, or Union Blvd or many other streets and look at the dead trees and/or weedy landscapes. Why is maintenance neglected? The great recession of 2008 is over.

If the city cannot afford to maintain them, they should just rock 'em.

To compare and contrast, take a drive through Highlands Ranch near Denver. Those medians are well maintained and they even have flowers in bloom. My daughter recently moved there and it looks so much better than Colorado Springs.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Age and attitude. So long as we have an anti-tax mindset in large quantities, people will expect improvements without approving increases. Much of the expansion from the 80-00s was done with a traditional mindset of grass, grass, more grass and a few trees. As neighborhoods have aged, the neglect has set in. Outside of the immediate downtown area, I've noticed the mid aged sections of the city are being converted to textured concrete. This progress is slowly extending outward through the city. On you list, I'd imagine places like Union, Austin Bluffs, east Platte are next on the conversion list. Briargate, Research, and other points north that aren't currently being built in concrete or native plants, will likely be caught up to in the coming decade. Unless of course we start approving more taxes and directing how those are used by our city. It does seem we have been willing to approve increases if the city will direct exactly the purpose of the increase and tightly regulate its application to those uses.
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:41 AM
 
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Is highlands ranch maintained by city or hoa?
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:56 AM
 
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We have noticed this too. Parts of the city look like ghettos with tall weeds, trash and half empty strip centers. Broken window theory. This city needs to give some attention to inner areas; otherwise, in a matter of a few years they will be ghettos full of rent houses and crime. Broken window theory.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:14 AM
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Location: Land of the Caddo and Tonkawa
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Rattiness tends to breed rattiness. Better to spruce up now than ignore and see what happens later.

This isn't a rocket science fix either. It's mostly horticulture and some attention (maybe even voluntary and not needing public spending).

Last edited by Thoreau424; 09-14-2018 at 08:25 AM..
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