Proposed 228-unit housing project near 30th & Garden of the Gods Road in western Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – A developer this week made the initial announcement of plans to build an apartment complex less than a mile east of where a similar project has was discarded near Garden of the Gods last year.

The proposal calls for a 228-unit multifamily and subdivision development at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, on vacant property in an industrial area at the western end of Garden of the Gods Road near the intersection of 30th Street.


Neighbors said a public meeting organized by the developer was held on Tuesday evening and complained that they were not given enough advance notice.

A city planning official was unavailable Thursday to provide further details on the proposal, and KRDO NewsChannel 13 is trying to contact the developer for more information.


In August 2021, City Council rejected a developer’s plan – after a close 5-4 vote – that would have rezoned part of an industrial complex to build 420 apartments at the intersection of 30th and Garden of the Gods .


Opponents said the project would have blocked prized mountain views and increased the difficulty of evacuating a wildfire like the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire that destroyed 346 homes in the adjacent Mountain Shadows subdivision.


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