In a recent Colorado Springs Gazette article by Billie Stanton Anleu, you can read the details below:
Tremmel Design Group is proud to be the Project Architect.
A 48-apartment complex for west Colorado Springs won unanimous City Council approval Tuesday, marking the fourth such building planned for young professionals to live in or near downtown.
The project at 22 Spruce St. will cover a half-acre between Kiowa Street and Pikes Peak Avenue, close to bus stops and bike lanes and providing easy pedestrian access over Interstate 25 and into downtown via Bijou Street or Colorado Avenue.
The complex will consist of 15 studio apartments, 29 one-bedroom and 4 two-bedroom units, with a café, gymnasium, bicycle parking and rooftop patio.
“This is certainly a classic urban infill,” said Dave Morrison, of Land Patterns Inc.
Council President Pro Tem Jill Gaebler agreed, giving the “22 Spruce” project two thumbs up.
“This is a great example of urban infill development, situated along transit routes with good bike infrastructure and will be a great option for millennials who want to work and have a more livable downtown residential experience,”
-Gaebler said after the council’s 8-0 approval vote.
Councilwoman Helen Collins was absent.
“I walk right through there – it’s about four blocks from my house on Kiowa, I think this is a terrific use of this space. It’s underutilized now,” said Councilman Tom Strand.
The “22 Spruce” structure joins three other projects also geared for young professionals: the 33-unit Blue Dot Place, 412 S. Nevada Ave., the first modern downtown apartment complex built; the six-story Wahsatch Apartments to be built at 106 and 118 S. Wahsatch Ave., providing 170 studio, one- and two-bedroom units; and a 187-unit structure planned for 603 and 609 S. Cascade Ave., across the street from the popular El Taco Rey.
“Residential development is the No. 1 item for the downtown master plan,” Gaebler noted. “This brings us a long way to that goal. Fewer millennials want to own a car.
“There are more businesses downtown. A lot of primary employers are looking at downtown. They’re not going to want to come here if their employees don’t have affordable housing. And it (22 Spruce) is really revitalizing that area.”
Morrison said the builders hope to break ground in April and have the project completed in 12 to 18 months.
See the Concept Plan here. (PDF)