Roundhouse has 3 improvement projects at same time
The first two projects are being overseen by the Griffis/Blessing company, which six years ago coordinated the restoration of the historic Roundhouse (originally a Midland Railroad repair facility). Griffis/Blessing had also been approved at that time to put a free-standing business at the 21st/Bott corner.
Steve Engel, president of Griffis-Blessing, said no new curb cuts will be needed. Access to the lot and kiosk (a 400-square-foot, double-sided drive-through) will be created from the current parking area/driveway south of the building between 21st and Bott.
Engel estimated the opening of the parking area by April and the kiosk by May.
The lot and business will be landscaped with trees and shrubs, he added.
The replacement parking-lot work (visible from Highway 24) is in an area that was also approved for a stand-along building, but Engel said such a development is “further down the road. We need to have adequate parking for our tenants.” He said he believes the new area should be ready for use by mid-March.
The area had been temporarily paved after the center's main tenant, Colorado Mountain Brewery, opened for business in September 2012. The lot as a whole has more than 200 spaces.
The project to prepare the medical space is being managed by Colorado Springs Health Partners, which leased the space after Carmichael Training moved out last fall. The two doctors, who are part of the CSHP group, will have about half of the 11,000 square feet and the urgent-care center (owned by CSHP) will use the other half.
The offices are expected to be ready for patients sometime this spring.
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