North Cheyenne Cañon master plan finalized 

  • Bob Falcone

UPDATE: 5/9/18: The Colorado Springs Parks Advisory Board will consider master plans for Strawberry Fields open space and North Cheyenne Cañon at its 7:30 a.m. meeting May 10 at 1401 Recreation Way.

Opponents have flooded board members with emails, but it's unclear if the decisions could be appealed to City Council. Open space advocate Kent Obee says he and others would try, adding, "Believe me, we're looking at that possibility." The city's swap of Strawberry Fields to The Broadmoor led to a lawsuit, though the Colorado Court of Appeals sided with The Broadmoor and city. Opponents have appealed to the state Supreme Court.

——————————————— ORIGINAL POST: 5/2/18 ————————————————

The city's Parks Advisory Board is set to consider final approval on May 10 of the controversial new master and management plan for North Cheyenne Cañon Park. It can be found here: ColoradoSprings.gov/NCCMasterPlan.

On April 12, the board made a couple of changes to the draft plan. One eliminated the removal of specific roadside pullouts and added criteria for keeping or removing pullouts. Another clarified that some provisions won't be included in the master plan, such as use of shuttle buses to reduce private vehicles, park entrance realignment and some traffic control options.


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