Deadwood Windshield Tour

This almost didn’t happen, but luck would have it, I had some time to drive around Deadwood while the little man napped in his car seat. My observations: First impression of course was that it was a lot like Cripple Creek, Colorado. A lot of old historic building transformed into casinos. The first pass throughContinue reading “Deadwood Windshield Tour”

The Transect of Parks

Everyone likes a great park. Parks, like the remainder of the built environment, range by how they are experienced and how they function. The classification of parks has been something that I have been thinking about over the past few years, and especially over this long drought of blog posts that I have had (sorry friends).

In the same spirit of previous blog posts, I choose to use the Center for Applied Transect Studies methodology of classifying parks-that is to organize the parks over the rural-to-urban transect.

Bancroft Park – An Open Letter to the Mayor

Recently I was honored to have been asked to provide a rendering for Bancroft Park as a visual aid to raise money for the improvements to the park. It was used for the Taste of OCC in April, 2013 and again this past weekend for the first “Harvest in the Park” event.
As we all have come to learn over time, whenever you propose change in a loved neighborhood, such as Old Colorado City, the pundits will surface. I have been let aware that at least one pundit decided to write a letter of dissatisfaction to one element of the rendering to the Mayor of Colorado Springs. So, in the spirit of saving the Mayor some stress, grief and time, I offer the Mayor my own open letter: