Relevant Plans and their relationship to PlanCOS
While PlanCOS provides overarching guidance, numerous other city plans provide additional detail required for PlanCOS’s implementation. Of particular importance in providing guidance, direction, and detail for this theme will be the City of Colorado Springs Park System Master PlanA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the relationship of the area included in the plan to surrounding property. (“Parks Plan”), as it is amended. The Parks Plan should be relied upon to provide the primary framework for decisions including prioritization of open space, park, recreation, and acquisition and development. PlanCOS is expected to inform future revisions of the Parks Plan. The more detailed adopted individual facility plans of the Parks Department should also be used for the areas and topics they apply to and should be updated in alignment with PlanCOS.
Public and private land use master plans that address or incorporate parks, open space, and trails facilities should be used to articulate specific recommendations pertaining to these topics, particularly if these plans are up-to-date and reflective of the key elements of the Majestic Landscapes theme. In cases where there is a discrepancy between more detailed elements of the Comprehensive PlanA comprehensive plan is a guiding document that provides a framework for city policies and priorities regarding the physical development of the city. It is a long-range vision of what we want our city to become and is a tool for making decisions about how that vision should be achieved. It outlines strategic steps to make the vision a reality and provides targeted and strategic planning of the physical development of the city., alignment with the vision of PlanCOS should be considered in the use and application of these plans.
Links to relevant plans are found below.
City Adopted Plans
- City of Colorado Springs Park System Master Plan
- Envision Shook's Run Facilities Master Plan
- Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Drainage Basin Planning Studies
- Regional Air and Water Quality Plans
- Pikes Peak Regional Greenway Master Plan
- Individual Parks Master Plans (e.g. Garden of the Gods Master Plan, Bancroft Park Master Plan, etc.)
Partner Entity Plans
- Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Regional Non-motorized Transportation System Plan
- El Paso County Parks Master Plan
- The Fountain Creek Corridor Restoration Master Plan
Privately Initiated Master Plans
- See full list of plans: Appendix D (with hyperlink)
Through the creation, implementation, and update of publically and privately initiated plans, it may be appropriate to track and measure additional indicators as it related to the Majestic Landscape vision and policy direction. Such indicators could include the following:
- ParkScore: Trust for Public Land scoring methodology
- Number of community gardens
- USFS i-Tree (calculation for cost savings)
- Miles of new urban trail constructed
- Miles of urban trail receiving maintenance
- Miles of park/open space trail constructed
- Miles of park/open space trail receiving maintenance
- Access to Parks: Proportion of population within 1/4 mile walking distance of accessible parks, open spaces off street trails or similar outdoor spaces and amenities.