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Controversial apartment complex adjusts building height, height limits still in question

ONE VeLa Rendering
Posted at 5:12 PM, Jun 26, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS — The size of a planned apartment building in Downtown Colorado Springs has been reduced from 36 to 27 stories.

Proposed 36-story Apartment Building Would Change Downtown Skyline

New renderings of the proposed building were released Wednesday. The building will be called 'ONE VeLa,' and it will include 404 apartments with space for retail stores on the ground floor.

ONE VeLa Rendering

It will also include a 476 space parking garage.


The previous, taller version of the proposal drew backlash from some in the community who were concerned about its size.

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Groundbreaking is expected either later this year or early next year.

ONE VeLa Rendering

The apartment building will be located at the intersection of Sawatch and Costilla Streets, which is located near the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.


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