In 2015 the Coloardo Springs City Council declared a 100 acre section of land between South Nevada Avenue and South Tejon Street and Cheyenne Road and Motor City Way an urban renewal site. The designation created a public-private partnership with the goal of improving and revitalizing the area. In pursuit of this goal, several developers, including The Equity Group, purchased land to create new centers of commerce in the neighborhood.
The Equity Group enlisted RTA to design a specialty shopping center that connects the intersections of Cascade Avenue, Cheyenne Road, Nevada Avenue, and Ramona Avenue. RTA worked closely with The Equity Group and the City of Colorado Springs to develop the Creekwalk shopping center to ensure that it addresses the needs of the community and respond to local context.
Creekwalk will bring fresh contemporary architecture while highlighting and beautifying Cheyenne Creek. By tying these intersections together with the creek expereince, Creekwalk will anchor new development to the area, creating a sense of place that will bring new life to the district while transforming South Nevada Avenue which is Colorado Springs' gateway from the south. The shopping center will feature 7-8 restaurants and multiple stores along Cheyenne Creek. Watch the progress here.
- Square footage: 52,300 sf
- Project cost: $40M (est.)
- Urban renewal site
- Contemporary streetscape
- A calming pedestrian bridge at St. Elmo
- Renovation of Cheyenne Creek to include a walkable and bikeable path
- Restaurant locations to include rooftop patio and creekside dining experiences