Some residents of East Madison Street across from Penrose Hospital on the north end of downtown Colorado Springs are upset about idling semi-trucks making deliveries in the pre-dawn hours.
One neighbor is especially upset at the Pepsi truck, which sits and idles for an hour or more with each delivery — every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5 a.m.
Here is a look at the hospital and surrounding neighborhood from www.FlashEarth.com and a closeup of the loading dock area off Madison.
Penrose has promised to contact its vendors to see if deliveries can be rescheduled for later in the day when most people are up. If not, they will ask drivers to shut their rigs down so they don’t idle and rattle the windows and walls of nearby houses.
Penrose says it is commited to being a good neighbor, pointing to its construction of the new John Zay Guest House, a few doors down on Madison, where extended stay patients and their families will reside. Instead of just building a motel-like structure, the hospital had the guest house designed to match the character and architecture of the old North End Neighobrhood homes surrounding it. Here is an architect’s drawing of the house: