Old Colorado City is a unique historic district, and is not the place for a 10-pump, 24-hour a day, convenience store run by a company from Iowa. The location is surrounded by residential homes on three sides, and Cucharras between 23rd and 24th is part of the designated Midland Bike Trail. A Kum and Go at this location just doesn't make sense; there are already FOUR convenience stores/gas stations between 15th and 30th! This is not your usual "NIMBY" issue, this is an issue of historic preservation, and we encourage Goodwill and the City of Colorado Springs to think big and long term! What will draw more folks to Old Colorado City? What will increase our property values instead of harm them? What other buyers/developers might be out there that don't know about this prime piece of real estate? There has to be a better alternative!
This is not your usual "NIMBY" issue, this is an issue of preservation, both of Colorado's rich history and of our community's future. The Westside is poised for urban renewal and redevelopment, with many new young families moving to take advantage of what we offer: unique schools (Montessori, Waldorf, and traditional), the highest walkability rating in Colorado Springs, and a local flavor you just can't get anywhere else.
We encourage Goodwill and Kum & Go to seriously rethink this deal. We have the chance to MAKE history with what we do with this property, just one block east of a National Historic District.
What will draw more folks to Old Colorado City, both locals and tourists?
What will increase our property values AND bring in tax revenue for the city?
What other buyers/developers might be out there that don't know about this prime piece of real estate?
Is there a better location for Kum and Go, perhaps west of 31st street or Uintah?
There has to be a better alternative for all of us: Goodwill, Kum&Go, and Old Colorado City. We are willing to help you find it. Please work with us.