By Audrey Jensen
For years the streets of downtown Colorado Springs have emptied as businesses closed for the day. With few nearby residential options, consumers and professionals would retire to the surrounding suburbs for the evening.
But downtown residential development is on the rise, and businesses in the city’s core soon will be able to cater to a new demographic.
According to Laurel Prud’homme, director of communications and events for the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, 20 residential buildings within the Downtown Development Authority’s boundaries are completed or in the planning stage and will be finished by 2020. Plans are for a total of 600 new units, and each building will have at least 10 units.