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Colo. Springs mayor discusses improvement plans for downtown

By Patti Moon, Weekend GMC Anchor/Reporter, p.moon@krdo.com
Published On: Oct 10 2012 01:33:48 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 10 2012 01:53:06 PM CDT

Mayor Steve Bach and other city leaders are looking at improvement plans for the downtown area.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Mayor Steve Bach hosted a breakfast Wednesday morning highlighting some improvement plans for downtown.

Bach met with about 200 city and business leaders at the Wyndham Mining Exchange Hotel.

He said that regional growth is dependent on having a strong and vibrant downtown.

Bach outlined some of his priorities, including public safety and bringing more businesses to the area.

In regards to public safety, Bach pointed out that downtown cameras will be installed in November. City Council approved installing them earlier this year, and Bach said they will focus on Acacia Park.

Bach also said the city has been working with Colorado Springs Utilities to improve lighting on Tejon Street.

According to Bach, he and his staff are also working on bringing some big businesses to the downtown area.

Another priority is encouraging C-DOT to reconstruct the I-25 and Cimarron interchange, which is considered a main entryway into downtown.

Bach said he plans to detail many of his plans to City Council next week.

He is asking for the public's input through his website: http://www.springsgov.com/contactus.aspx,

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