Friday, July 14, 2017

PlanCOS wants a "younger perspective" on the city's future

Posted By on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 2:23 PM

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The city of Colorado Springs generally recognizes that it has some trouble retaining young  people, even graduates of higher education institutions right here in town. Proposed solutions have come from all sides, and encompassed everything from affordable housing to plans to artistically enrich our Downtown corridor.

Faced with the question “what do millenials want?” the team behind PlanCOS, the comprehensive plan meant to help guide the city’s future growth, has decided to do the obvious: ask.

EnvisionCOS (Wed., July 19, 5-8 p.m., Lincoln Center, 2727 N. Cascade Ave.) will be “an interactive presentation and opportunity for [a] younger perspective with big ideas to have your voices heard.”

With opportunities to engage, network and connect with city leaders including members of City Council and Mayor John Suthers, this will allow community members who have strong ideas about our collective future to affect the city’s master plan. Online surveys have so far helped mold aspects of PlanCOS, but little can compare to the impact of a face-to-face conversation.

Bonus: Refreshments will be served at the event, and attendees may take advantage of discounts at some of the businesses within the Lincoln Center. Plus, Goat Patch Brewing Co. will provide exclusive beers.

Craft beer and civic engagement — what more could a millennial want? Well, hopefully the city will soon be able to answer that question.

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