We’ve had a front row seat to all the excitement our city has experienced for nearly four decades, but the buzz around Colorado Springs right now feels extra special. Its an exciting time to be here. The word is out about how amazing it is to live here (Colorado Springs was ranked #3 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Places to Live” survey) and all the hubbub is bringing new jobs, restaurants, museums, venues and more to our city. Here is just some of the exciting news happening around town.
The new U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, designed by renowned architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is scheduled to open to the public next year.
Gripstone Climbing & Fitness is opening their newest climbing gym this fall on Tutt Boulevard not far from our North Colorado Springs communities, Cordera, Cumbre Vista, Wolf Ranch and Élan.
A brand new Marriot Hotel is coming to downtown Colorado Springs, bringing more than 200 jobs, two new restaurants, a bar, and 4,200 square feet of meeting space.
The Lucky Dumpling, the latest venture from Top Chef contestant Brother Luck, recently opened downtown, and the Trolley Building is now home to some of the region’s most popular restaurants, including Atomic Cowboy, Fat Sully’s, Dos Santos Tacos, Denver Biscuit Company and Streetcar 520.
Colorado Springs will be home to the state’s first In-N-Out Burger (the California-born favorite with a sizable following), as well as a distribution center and production facility.
Global software company, Clover Network, Inc., plans to add another 29 employees to its local workforce this fall, and commented “We love Colorado Springs and are pleased with the talent we’ve been able to hire.”
“Colorado Springs-based Braxton Technologies, with 100 employees, has won a five-year contract worth up to $100 million from the Air Force Space Command to develop software to control satellites and ground stations.” (The Gazette)
CDOT is moving forward with a $25 million federal grant application for improvements near Shriever Air Force Base and Fort Carson, two of our military installations.