Downtown Colorado Springs is the epicenter for business in the Pikes Peak Region. Rich in amenities, Downtown offers historic architecture, locally owned restaurants and shops, cultural institutions, plentiful and convenient parking and beautiful parks connected by a vast trail system. Businesses and their employees are drawn by convenient access to Interstate 25 and Highway 24; transit; trails and bike facilities; the diversity of real estate options; a walkable environment; a robust and award-winning culinary, craft cocktail, craft coffee and microbrew scene; and surrounding cultural and active lifestyle amenities.
- Downtown is home to a workforce of nearly 20,000 people and thousands of businesses, including energy companies, start-ups, high-tech defense and cyber firms, sports industries, local and national nonprofits, financial institutions and local government.
- Downtown is composed of five primary districts, offering over 3 million square feet of office space and nearly 2.5 million square feet of retail in over 375 buildings. Many opportunities exist to build new office space for any size company, from corporate headquarter locations and large regional employers to smaller single tenant buildouts.
- Downtown is the epicenter of traditional business and also the epicenter of the free agent economy. Downtown boasts extensive telecommunications infrastructure and a robust fiber optic network, co-working and collaborative work spaces, and scores of coffee shops, breweries, parks and other communal spaces with wi-fi connectivity. Colorado Springs allows freelancers to live in an urban environment without the big city hassle and costs, going from “Downtown to downtime” in no time.
- Downtown has experienced a strong real estate market in recent years, with stable office and retail occupancy rates and positive absorption trends.
Since 2013, Colorado Springs’ city center has experienced a notable surge in new development and revitalization. Many significant initiatives are under construction, including an iconic U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame slated to open in 2018, anchoring Southwest Downtown and attracting visitors from throughout the country. And there is much more – more residential units breaking ground, job growth at innovation centers such as Catalyst Campus, and major capital initiatives at regarded institutions such as Colorado College and the Downtown YMCA.