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Updates on Pikes Peak Summit House replacement plan at June 1 meeting

      
An architect's rendering from 2016 shows the planned lobby inside the future Summit Complex on Pikes Peak.
Rendering by Skyline Ink Animators & Illustrators
A community meeting to discuss the progress of the planned Pikes Peak Summit Complex will be held Thursday, June 1 at the Ivywild School “Gymnasium,” 1604 S. Cascade Ave.
       The time frame will be 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a presentation at 6 p.m.
       According to a press release, the meeting will include a report from the U.S. Forest Service about the project's environmental assessment (EA) application. Attendees will also be able to see an updated construction schedule, results of a capital fundraising campaign feasibility study, “the latest interior and exterior interpretive displays and donor-wall early concepts,” the release continues.
       The Summit Complex project proposes to replace the half-century-old facility on top of Pikes Peak, which serves visitors coming by car, train or on foot. A building design has been developed, with a cost estimate of up to $50 million.
       The partnering entities are the City of Colorado Springs, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Army and Colorado Springs Utilities.
       At the last public meeting in October, city officials expressed the hope of starting work this summer; however, unknowns existed with funding as well as with the time needed for state and federal agency reviews of the project's EA application.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 5/17/17; Projects: Summit House)

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