COLORADO SPRINGS – Parking was the big concern at Saturday’s public meeting about plans to build a new ice arena at Colorado College.
CC hopes to break ground on the $40 million project by the end of the year.
The new arena would seat anywhere from 3,000 to 3,600 people. Rather than building a large, central lot, the college plans to rely on a “dispersed parking” model.
The dispersed parking model would rely on a mix of existing spaces from on-campus lots, on-street spaces, and privately owned lots in the neighborhood. A parking engineer told the crowd at the meeting that everybody will fit and spreading the spaces over a large area will have less of an impact on traffic flow.
“There’ll be some delay, of course, some increased delay in getting in, but when I see numbers like this, I’m saying it is not, it is within that acceptable range,” said Parking Engineer, Todd Frisbie.
The next meeting is scheduled for January 19th at the Tutt Library on campus.