Great article and a great idea.
Let's not give up. Please keep writing about this and don't listen to the nay sayers. They always think small.
Let's be like Palmer and Penrose and the others dreamers. It's in our original DNA.
I specifically asked this question 4 years ago and was told "NO". The culture of the campus atmosphere required the stadium to remain where it is. In addition I was told they were raising funds to make it larger on the AFA campus. It was also mentioned in conjunction with the new visitors center. We are not a sports centric town and we have the Broadmoor fighting us for convention space. Our strength is livability. Lets concentrate on several large downtown living projects. Designed as rent controlled living areas with access to bike-able schools, grocery stores and science museums.
It's a decent idea, full of typical wide-eyed wonderment. These great ideas, and mine, require buckets of "free" money from taxpayers elsewhere. That's the real game in America, getting someone ELSE to pay for what you want; our Federal budget has money and tax loopholes for every vested interest on earth.
Perhaps a better idea is to rearrange the access roads around Falcon Stadium to isolate and keep the stadium outside of the security perimeter of the USAFA so it may be accessed without the security hassles. Throw in an off ramp from the Interquest Parkway exit of I-25 that can be open for events to gain better access on game days. Put a roof over Falcon Stadium and call it a done deal. But that won't happen if the Air Force has to pony up the money for any of this, see comment above about getting free money.
In a state that rejected hosting an Olympic Games, ultra conservative and ultra cheap Colorado Springs isn't about to 'spring' for a damned thing, especially with TABOR still on the books.
If private money wants to do all these things, fine, have at it, but when developers and pols talk about 'free enterprise' what they mean is free money from taxpayers suckered yet again.
Ralph, I am not a supporter of the downtown stadium, for a number of reasons. Here is a link to a comprehensive article from the Fresno Bee, outlining the difficulties that Chuchancy Park; THEIR tax payer supported downtown stadium; has faced since it's inception. I think this is a useful case study with an eerily similiar situation to what the powers-that-be want to do here...
Wow..."It would need key leaders to buy in, embrace the potential and seize the opportunity."
We'd also need key leaders to steal about $1 billion from taxpayers....come to think if it, it may just be possible.
just wondering what happend to the light rail that was to be coming to colo springs someone needs to bring this up in next city and county meetings as this is a major need as we really need this we are growing faster and faster. disabled senior thanks
I really don't see this as Mr Skorman seeking a "fitting ending" to his story. After all, he is only 64! I see him as a dynamic man with a truly inclusive vision for our community. Wish I lived in District 3.
a good person, wish him the best
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This was a wonderful article, for a wonderful Chancellor! Enjoy your well deserved retirement!
Steve Bannon, Joe Corsi and a legion of others have made personal fortunes making up fictitious stories about the Clintons. The more egregious the lie, the louder they scream it. Think Joseph Goebbels. That the American voter is so self involved as to avoid paying attention to anything other than what potty-mouth Trump and his thugs dole out then we are truly lost.
I, for one, will continue to fight.
a working man for the working man
Longinos Gonzalez is the much better candidate in commissioner district 4. He brings much needed diversity to local leadership and has been an advocate for poor neighborhoods, at-risk youth, and veterans issues. He is also a political outsider who won a surprise, upset victory in his primary.
A statesman? That would be a relief...and a novelty.
That was a great article. Mark is one of the most upstanding men I know and I'm not writing this because he's my nephew. I have been at almost every milestone of Mark's, from graduating BYU, Georgetown & Boston Law School, to the batispm of his children. Mark is an unusual candidate in that "WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET" Mark will not tell you what you want to hear, but will tell you what he believes in his heart! Mark will never compromise his beliefs and moral for a "vote" but will always stand up "with a strong ethical voice" Hopefully the voters of Colorado Springs will vote for "CHANGE" and vote for a Strong Ethical Man! A very proud aunt in Las Vegas... Helena Garcia
T.Rump, the prehistoric, misogynistic, creature hell bent on devouring the Republican party
I went to the GOP Fair
A big orange baboon was there
The overgrown chump
Said his name was Trump
And spoke with a flatulent flair
WE need BOTH Tiny houses and Affordable apartments or houses. COS could be known as the Capital of buying your own home's if we get rid of credit scores. Some mortgages
are cheaper then rent.
Tannim - tabor? started by convicted Doug Bruce (not just accused) , that the kind of people GOP selcetes as candidates - Colorado GOP Gas tax should have been raised -- GOP costs us 1.23 when the tax to save would have been 6 cents. at least GOP Suthers helped raise taxes to fix our roads in Co springs
They should have made a "Thruway Highway" road out east 20 years ago, like they have back in NY and in Eastern states. That way trucks and cars that don't need to go thru the cities can bypass them to get thru the state quicker and safer for the population. We didn't get trucks dumping hazardous materials on the highways in the cities and less car congestion on the city highways.
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