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Old 11-08-2017, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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El Paso County and/or the municipality of COS might indeed outpace the City and County of Denver to be the largest county and municipality in the state, but the urban, metro area of COS will never be as large as the Denver metro area.
I do not think the Colorado Springs metro will on its own but I do think in the future the 4 county Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City, Teller county area will be on par with the 5 county Denver metro region.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:48 AM
 
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I do not think the Colorado Springs metro will on its own but I do think in the future the 4 county Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City, Teller county area will be on par with the 5 county Denver metro region.
If the rate of growth continues, possibly, but keep in mind the Denver metro area will continue to gain as well. Currently, the Denver metro area is at 2.5 million, while the COS metro area is at 868,000. Interesting discussion.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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If the rate of growth continues, possibly, but keep in mind the Denver metro area will continue to gain as well. Currently, the Denver metro area is at 2.5 million, while the COS metro area is at 868,000. Interesting discussion.
Honestly why I picked my words carefully. This area does not need to top the Denver metro area population wise to be on par but if the Denver metro area is say 5 million people and this area has a combined population of even just 2.5 million people it would be seen as on par.

I think this is a good example:

Miami metro has 5.5 million people and the Orlando metro has 2.3 million people yet both cities are on par and just as well known.

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Old 11-08-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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Honestly why I picked my words carefully. This area does not need to top the Denver metro area population wise to be on par but if the Denver metro area is say 5 million people and this area has a combined population of even just 2.5 million people it would be seen as on par.
I'm rather hoping the influx slows for the entire state somewhat. Growth is important and helps the economy, but the rate at which people are pouring in and sprawl is, well, sprawling is very alarming.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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There is a major disconnect between the Colorado springs metro and Pueblo metro, I just dont see a mergng of the two areas. I guess there is a chance they could become a csa, but then youre comparing csa to a functional metro.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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There is a major disconnect between the Colorado springs metro and Pueblo metro, I just dont see a mergng of the two areas. I guess there is a chance they could become a csa, but then youre comparing csa to a functional metro.
They are two completely different cities but if you look at the distance its only a matter of time till they grow together. In fact Pueblo Springs would of gone a lot way to do that but it is on hold but at some point it will be developed rather its 10 or 100 years. So rather you call it a metro or CSA my point is in time the 4 county region will be one large one and that will be the only way we will be on par with the 5 county Denver area.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I'm rather hoping the influx slows for the entire state somewhat. Growth is important and helps the economy, but the rate at which people are pouring in and sprawl is, well, sprawling is very alarming.
The growth could be detrimental if we don't get more mass transit and proper urban designers. If its all car centric sprawl that would be a nightmare.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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The growth could be detrimental if we don't get more mass transit and proper urban designers. If its all car centric sprawl that would be a nightmare.
Yes, it's happening at too fast a pace and we aren't planning for it properly, imo. Hopefully we will see something from this Front Range train committee soon. With the linear growth along the Front Range Urban Corridor, it's a natural place for a N-S train connecting the cities. I rarely go to Denver now, as I-25 is a nightmare at any time of the day and I would take a train in a heartbeat from Larimer County to Denver.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Yes, it's happening at too fast a pace and we aren't planning for it properly, imo. Hopefully we will see something from this Front Range train committee soon. With the linear growth along the Front Range Urban Corridor, it's a natural place for a N-S train connecting the cities. I rarely go to Denver now, as I-25 is a nightmare at any time of the day and I would take a train in a heartbeat from Larimer County to Denver.
I would much rather travel by rail hopefully enough people get on board to make it happen.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I would much rather travel by rail hopefully enough people get on board to make it happen.
I wonder how driverless cars will impact this.
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