In a recent Colorado Springs City Council meeting, a vote to swap land with The Broadmoor was passed, providing over 480 acres of land for the city Parks Department to utilize. The land swap is expected to bring more trails and access to view points around Colorado Springs, a big plus for area residents who thrive on outdoor recreation. The land swap includes different parcels of land held by The Broadmoor parent company, Anschutz Corp, and the municipal land known as Strawberry Fields which is approximately 190 acres.
Part of the land swap involves an agreement with The Broadmoor to keep most of the Strawberry Fields parcel in its natural state, maintaining the land and continuing to allow public access to it. Colorado Springs Parks Department will handle the management of the undeveloped portion of Strawberry Fields. There will also be a conservation easement for part of the Strawberry Fields land, which will be held by Palmer Land Trust. This will ensure no future development of the land happens, keeping the majority of the parcel green, open space for the public. Nine acres of the field will be devoted to new stables and a picnic area.
While the vote was passed, land surveys and environmental studies need to be conducted before the deal can be closed. If everything moves forward, there will be new trails added in around some key Colorado Springs areas. Alongside some small parcels in the western part of the city, the Manitou Incline and lower Barr Trail will expand by approximately 156 acres. Outdoor enthusiasts will also be able to access part of North Cheyenne Canyon Park, which has been off limits. 208 acres at the top of Mount Muscoco will be made accessible.
If you enjoy the outdoors, hiking or biking around the great natural features of Colorado Springs, when the land swap is completed, there will be even more trails for you to enjoy. Our love of nature and having access to be in touch with it is just one of the great benefits of living in Colorado Springs. When you are ready to buy or sell your home, we at Springs LifeStyles Real Estate are here to help you with all of your real estate needs! As your buyer agent, we will strive to give you the best support we can. Call Kathy Stenberg at (719) 963-4867, or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also visit us at our website for available listings and additional information.