Colorado Springs, Colorado Print
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Action Plan Download
Colorado Springs developed its action plan as part of a coalition that aims to comprehensively address aging issues in the region. The action plan commits to address significant gaps in services in the built environment to serve both younger residents and older adults. Colorado Springs aims to enhance its lush outdoor spaces by redeveloping several parks and adding accessibility and intergenerational design elements. The plan also expands the city's stock of affordable housing, creates better communication and access to town events, and encourages community participation in volunteer work.
Action Plan Highlights
TransportationDevelop a heat map of available transportation options including density "hot spots."
HousingEncourage the development of intergenerational housing and ADUs.
Health and Community ServicesEncourage participation in community gardens to provide areas deemed food deserts with access to healthy food.