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Old Today, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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https://gazette.com/news/new-ronald-...937e9f1c1.html

"There’s nothing out of the ordinary about the two-story home going up on Royal Pine Drive, just another McMansion in a sea of them in Briargate.

Except this McMansion is the new Ronald McDonald House of Southern Colorado, where families can stay for weeks or months while a seriously ill or injured child is hospitalized nearby.

The home, a short distance from the new Children’s Hospital Colorado under construction at Briargate Parkway and North Union Boulevard, is expected to open soon after the hospital opens this spring."

"It will be able to accommodate almost twice as many families as the current Ronald McDonald House on Logan Avenue near UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central.

The Logan Avenue home, built in the early 1900s, crammed 11 bedrooms into what was built to be a seven-bedroom home. The new one will have 20 bedroom suites, each with a private bathroom.

“This house was built with the families in mind, every inch of it,” the charity’s Executive Director Beth Alessio said at an open house Sunday. “It’s really just a dream come true to be able to support our families at this level.”

The new house also includes amenities that the old Ronald McDonald house lacks, including a playroom with a play structure and a teen room."
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Old Today, 11:10 AM
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Location: Colorado
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Awesome that we get one of these here!
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Old Today, 12:15 PM
 
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Odd way to start what should be a nice story by crapping on the homes in Briargate.
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Old Today, 12:20 PM
 
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Odd way to start what should be a nice story by crapping on the homes in Briargate.
Agree. The Gazette never was my favorite paper when I lived in COLO SPGS. I can't figure their gratuitous potshot at Briargate; I lived in that area and never viewed the homes as McMansions with but a few exceptions. Homes that pass for McMansions can be found in many areas of the city.
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