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Plans for proposed visitor center at Air Force Academy move forward

Posted: 9:50 PM, Jul 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-04 00:26:29-04
Proposed Gateway Visitor Center

COLORADO SPRINGS — A proposal for a visitor center and business park at the Air Force Academy is one step closer to becoming a reality.

This week El Paso County commissioners voted to give a portion of the county's sales and property tax revenue that would be collected on this project back into the project to help pay for it. It adds up to about $10 million that would be contributed over 25 years.

Amy Smith who lives near the Air Force Academy said, "It's well overdue in terms of being built and it will draw more and more people to this area."

Another vote on this project will come before the Colorado Springs City Council next week - whether or not to declare the proposed site an urban renewal area.