2016 Request for Qualifications issuance
2017 THK and Associates bid response packet (awarded project in April 2017)
Seven-month project Timeline
Steering Committee Meetings:
June 6, 2017
July 13, 2017
August 23, 2017
September 28, 2017
October 25, 2017
December 12, 2017
Olde Town/Gateway Improvement Activity Timeline (Spring 2018)
In the Fall of 2016, the Fountain Urban Renewal Authority (FURA) issued a RFQ to elicit proposals from qualified consultants toward the creation of design standards and guidelines in the City of Fountain’s Olde Town and US 85 Gateway districts.
The US 85 Gateway and Olde Town districts provide an extremely important first impression factor for the City. Redeveloping, revitalizing and creating design standards for these districts facilitates an environment for future investment, development and growth while maintaining the small town, unique atmosphere that the City of Fountain embodies.
THK and Associates was awarded the project in April 2017. The consultant will formulate design aesthetic standards for applicability to commercial structures and public space. Awareness is to-be paid to transitionary appearance from the I-25 interstate highway to the historic eclectic Olde Town environment. The design aesthetic standards should consider the 2014 Olde Town Revitalization Plan and the 2009 US 85 Gateway Redevelopment Plan and merge all elements for a cohesive appearance between the two districts.
Project "Mission Statement" - To formulate design and aesthetic standards (guidelines) for commercial structures and public space within the Fountain Olde Town and U.S. 85 Gateway districts.
Two project kick-off meetings were held on June 6, 2017; city departments and 13-member Steering Committee. THK's project findings were presented to City Council on December 12, 2017.
Currently, project Map files include:
The Steering Committee Members include:
Public Charrettes Announced
September 14, 2017 6:00pm- 8:00pm
The Olde Town Steering Committee will be hosting the Fountain Valley Chamber's Business After Hours night to share the vision and elicit feedback from the Business Community on behalf of the project. All are Welcome to Attend!
September 19, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The City of Fountain hosts its annual Community Night in the Park event at Metcalfe Park in Olde Town. Please stroll by our booth to provide Public feedback on behalf of the project.
Public Survey - please continue to provide feedback through our process.
The City of Fountain is a growing community of approximately 32,066 residents located along the beautiful Front Range of Colorado. With a positioning along the southern edge of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area, the city's commercial corridors serve the Greater Fountain Valley population of 96,276. The City has been experiencing a shift from its origins as a small, agriculturally based community to a rapidly growing community with a regional presence.