COLORADO SPRINGS — Interest toward urban living in downtown Colorado Springs continues. "We had seen that happen across the entire U.S , so there's no reason for it to not happen in Colorado Springs,” said apartment developer, Darsey Nicklasson. She opened the boutique style apartment complex, Blue Dot Place, four years ago. It opened with a wait list. Now, she has second downtown apartment development opening at the first of the year.
The Blue Dot project was the first new downtown apartment complex in nearly 60 years. Since it opened multiple other apartment developers have invested in downtown Colorado Springs. Nicklasson says don’t get here wrong, “she is competitive,” but the other apartments are more of an asset helping the downtown momentum. "In order to support the additional restaurants, the additional shops and so forth we really need to have a higher density of people in the downtown area." Moving metro is about out the door access to eateries, shopping and activities.
Colorado Springs offers a unique metro experience you could brand as metro with mountains. It is a concept built into Nicklasson’s new project Casa Mundi. She calls the Colorado closet question. “Where are you going to put your mountain bike, where are you going to put your road bike, where are you going to put your skies, your snowboard." The latest has an activity storage space on the first floor that also includes space to fix bikes and wax skies. "Saying this is who we are and we are a fantastic community to be in." It is urban, unique to Colorado Springs.
Casa Mundi is set to open in January. There are other apartment complexes under construction that will open later in the year.