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Community Planning
& Design Workshop (CPDW)

The Partnership for Community Design (PCD) is planning a Community Planning and Design Workshop (CPDW) which is intended to provide citizens a solid understanding of city planning – a serious business that is full of conflicts and great opportunities. CPDW will train members of City Council, boards, commissions, neighborhood leaders and active citizens in creating positive solutions to help shape a distinctive Colorado Springs community.

The approach is simple. CPDW presents a group of citizen leaders with a framework of planning within a Colorado Springs context. CPDW goals are to improve knowledge of the legal aspects of planning, to reduce potential land-use conflicts through understanding of how the planning process works, and to develop dialogue between citizens and the City regarding Colorado Springs’ future.



The CPDW sessions begins Septerment 15, 2010 and continues into November. Each three hour session will be held weekly for six weeks. Each session will expose participants to issues related to the Colorado Springs Comprehensive Plan, zoning, and subdivision concepts, effective public meetings, and design related issues. The emphasis throughout will be to help participants understand how they can positively affect Colorado Springs’ future.

CPDW will not advocate particular solutions. Instead, it is meant to provide an understanding of the planning, design and development process with an opportunity for active dialogue. It is important that each class member understands the time commitment involved in the Community Planning and Design Workshop. Applications for the PCD Community Planning and Design Workshop must be received by Wednesday September 1, 2010.

  • Session #1
    Community Identity - Vision/Comprehensive Plan
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010
    5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Conservation & Learning Center (2855 Mesa Road)
  • Session #2
    Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010
    6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Conservation & Learning Center (2855 Mesa Road)
  • Session #3
    Issues in Development
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Conservation & Learning Center (2855 Mesa Road)
  • Session #4
    Quality of Design
    Wednesday, October 6, 2010
    6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Conservation & Learning Center (2855 Mesa Road)
  • Session #5
    Design - A Hands-on Activity
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Conservation & Learning Center (2855 Mesa Road)
  • Session #6
    Mock Planning Commission and Graduation
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Council Chanbers, City Hall

October 20th is reserved in case of a snow date.

A nominal fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials, resources, and light refreshments used in producing each of the sessions.


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