Apologies to the rock band Yes and its popular 1971 album Fragile and hit Roundabout. But if Colorado College gets its way, motorists will be rockin’ and rollin’ along Cascade Avenue when they hit four proposed roundabouts between Boulder and Jackson streets.
The city planning staff has approved the idea, at least as an experiment, and now it’s off to Colorado Springs Planning Commission and, eventually. the City Council.
The changes to Cascade are part of a sweeping revision the college has proposed to its master plan.
Here is a look at the long range master plan proposed by CC: Colorado College Long Range Development Plan
And here is the college’s response to initial city planning objections to the plan: Colorado College Response
Lots of good maps and stuff in those.
Here are some of the maps you will find. This is an overview of the campus and what the college considers its redevelopment potential:
This map shows the college transportation plan with the straightening of Glen Avenue south of Uintah Street on the far west edge of campus, the opening of access to the residence hall parking complex south of Uintah at Wood Avenue and the installation of roundabouts on Cascade, among other changes.
The map below shows the various land uses on campus:
Here is the first phase of construction proposed by the college:
Below is the plan with all three phases: