I attended the event at bear Creek nature center regarding this "land swap" and looked at all the pretty maps and pictures of the parcels in question.
The one answer that still eludes me is: what, if anything, is the Broadmoor offering the city that we actually want and/or need? We already have all the easements we need near barr trail and the incline. The property adjacent to bear Creek is not much of an addition. I'm sure mount Muscoco is beautiful, but it is severely remote and unlikely to be heavily utilized by the population. And the South Colorado Springs tract intended to support the Chamberlain trail seems untenable in any form.
As with most of our recent dealings with the Broadmoor, these deals were conceived and nearly completely negotiated without any public scrutiny whatsoever. Does anyone recall the recent deal cut allowing the Broadmoor to offer trail rides through Bear Creek Park?
Any negotiator worth his or her salt would take Strawberry Fields off the table COMPLETELY to find out how much it's REALLY worth to the Broadmoor.
My girlfriend just chided me on her posture. Maybe if I take her to the show she'll be nicer to me. I've heard that musicals make people happier.....
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