Olympic city ... in progress 

The inside of 19 N. Tejon St. looks sparse. A few offices remain intact, but much of the office building has been ripped up to expose pipes and dusty concrete floors.

It's hard to believe that, by Sept. 15, this building will house new offices and a LoDo-like facade. But LandCo Equity Partners' Mark Miller says improvements are on schedule for the future temporary home of the U.S. Olympic Committee's administrative headquarters.

In fact, LandCo representatives say all USOC projects are on track. LandCo recently completed asbestos removal from 27 S. Tejon St., scheduled to be unveiled as the headquarters' permanent home in August 2009. Demolition and construction will begin soon, resulting in the closure of one westbound lane of Colorado Avenue adjacent to the site.

LandCo also plans to finish expanding the Olympic Training Center by December 2009, and to improve 30 S. Cimino Drive which will house national offices for many individual Olympic sports by this December.

Meanwhile, the city, which contributed $27 million to a deal to keep the USOC in the Springs, has been looking at ways to market itself as the Olympic city. City spokesman John Leavitt says there are now six possible city logos that include the Olympic rings. Council members will be asked to make recommendations before a final selection is made. The logo will be gradually added to business cards, letterheads, Web sites and if the city can find a way to fund it major highway entry signs.

  • LandCo representatives say all USOC projects are on track.

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