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Public hearing on proposed Centennial/Fillmore hospital campus postponed to October

       A public hearing on the proposed Penrose-St. Francis hospital campus at Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard was postponed at the City Planning Commission meeting Sept. 17.
       The proposal, which includes a zone change to allow buildings up to 12 stories high, is now scheduled to be heard at the Oct. 15 meeting of the commission, which is the city's land-use review body.
       City spokesperson Julie Smith said commission members agreed to the postponement at the start of the Sept. 17 meeting because of an “unexpected absence” by the city planner assigned to the matter. The delay was agreed to by the applicant (Penrose-St. Francis), she said.
       As proposed, the campus would include a 12-story building and two 6-story buildings and become Penrose-St. Francis' third hospital “campus” in Colorado Springs.
       The 51-acre site, most of it located across Centennial from the Grandview Market Place shopping center, is currently open land.
       Because the hospital application includes a zone-change request, City Council will also have to hear the proposal at some point after Planning Commission does.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 9/21/15; Land: Development Proposals)

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