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Old 02-04-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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I was at Banning Lewis two days ago and I can confirm that it is open. The first families have begun moving in.

To answer the original question.

The view of the landscape are amazing. Of course, when you build tens of thousands of houses, the view will likely be a tiny bit different.

Charter school K-8

Military base on the south end of the development with planes. But the south end is slated for lower cost housing (apartments and the like) and will be peddled mostly to military personnel.
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Let me put it out there, I don't like this development. It takes ZERO responsibility for its impact on the city and the environment. Wow, it will have parks; well its taking up 28,000 acres of land! We are talking about 42 square miles of land, thats the size of Manhattan Island. Manhattan has a park too.

Also, where are we getting that water and energy needed to support these people? And why does it have to be so far from the city? Do they want the Hwy 24 traffic to be completely unbearable?
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Also, where are we getting that water and energy needed to support these people? And why does it have to be so far from the city? Do they want the Hwy 24 traffic to be completely unbearable?
Where are the jobs for the buyers of these homes?
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Smile Banning Lewis ranch

Just to let you all know I live out in Banning Lewis ranch and I love it !! The views are breath taking and if you buy a well placed lot like I did, the scenery will not be minimized. It is a well thought out development with parks and trails throughout. All of the streets are lined with trees and natural vegitation; it has a nice country feel. The ranch house has a nice gym, pool, and party hosting facility. The best part of all is you get cable, internet, trash, and all of the ranch house amenities all for $86.00 a month. I don't know about you all, but I think that is really affordable.

You people keep asking how they are planning to supply the water for all of these homes. To let you know they are planning on building a water treatment plant to provide for Banning Lewis Ranch.

It is a nice place to live and not a bad drive to anywhere in town. I work by downtown and it is a nice commute to work.

I would reccomend living here it is a great place.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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Is BLR open an open minded place for alternate lifestyles?
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Is BLR open an open minded place for alternate lifestyles?
Why wouldn't it be?
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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I can think of a few reasons
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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This is a National Treasure, The city of Colorado Springs should be removed for allowing this. Chenck out the History of Jimmy Camp, It shoud be a National Park, not a housing project. STOP DEVEOLPMENT NOW. It is in the top 20 of WORLD archeology sites.

Further evidence of the Indian presence at Jimmy Camp comes from the accounts of early Spanish visitors. The first such visitor to leave a record was the Spaniard Juan de Uribarri. In 1706 Uribarri brought a command of twenty soldiers, twelve settlers and 200 Indian allies from Santa Fe to rescue a band of enslaved Indians held by the Cuartelejo Apaches of present eastern Colorado.

Indian $ Spanish Visitors to Jimmy Camp
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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This is a National Treasure, The city of Colorado Springs should be removed for allowing this. Chenck out the History of Jimmy Camp, It shoud be a National Park, not a housing project. STOP DEVEOLPMENT NOW. It is in the top 20 of WORLD archeology sites.

The Master Plan that I've seen of Banning Lewis Ranch indicates the Jimmy Camp Creek Park area is partially in the flood plain (so that won't be developed) and the rest will remain park and open space.

Only a handful of people who live in Colorado Springs were actually born here (were you?), which means we have to build the relo's housing somewhere. I think Banning Lewis Ranch is going to be a spectacular development - I can't wait to see it grow as I live next door in Falcon.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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I don't mean to step on anyones toes, but I AM from Colorado Springs, born and raised. Personally I'm disgusted at how this beautiful city is growing because of the relo's. Everyone is moving here to get away from the very same thing that this city is becoming because of the relo's. I know growth is enevitable, but does it also have to be distructive? Quit defacing the mountain side, the foothills and surrounding plains. I'm afraid I agree with gunnison.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: westside
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Hey I second that! I have only been in the Springs for 6 years and it has gottne crazy packed. I don't know if the city is still doing it but back a few years ago they were helping people get a deal on houses if they bought ones in OCC or downtown area. The plan was to get new people in instead of just building another house. I liked the idea but I never heard what happened to it. It was avaliable at the time we were looking for another house but we decided not to sell ours then.
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