The West Central Area Plan was a community-driven and highly collaborative plan for
the neighborhoods directly adjacent to Colorado State University in Fort Collins – an aging area facing
increased pressure from student housing development, the growth of the university, and the impacts of significant infill and redevelopment in recent years.
The City of Colorado Springs has a rich legacy of Parks and natural areas. In 2010, the City faced drastic budget cuts that slashed park services and jeopardized this legacy. In response to community outcry over loss of services and a desire to restore a tarnished legacy, the City engaged in a comprehensive Master Plan Process to set a course for a sustainable future.