Tim O'Donnell, Spokesperson for DRCCS
Summer Sunday market in Acacia Park downtown
The Downtown Residents Coalition of Colorado Springs (DRCCS) formed in 2012 to create and protect our neighborhood so that it will be a safe, pleasant, and attractive place to live, work, and play. Our membership includes residents in the Giddings, Daniels, and Carriage House Lofts – all on North Tejon Street – as well as Darsey Nicklasson, who lives close-in to downtown. In total, we represent 55 residential units.
We’re happy to see new downtown residential developments in process because we want Downtown Colorado Springs to be a dynamic community that contributes to the social and economic vitality of the entire city. Our members enthusiastically patronize retail shops, restaurants, medical providers, and service businesses – and we encourage our acquaintances throughout the city to do the same.
We take ownership of our neighborhood. DRCCS encourages a mixed-use community that operates on a good-neighbor concept, and we’re grateful for the support we’ve received from CSPD, Mayor Suthers, and most of city council.
We support the goals of Imagine Downtown and the Form-Based Code, visions for downtown articulated by numerous public and private stakeholders. You can access these documents on our site when the updated versions receive final approval by City Council in the fall of 2016. Implementation strategy documents will be available eventually.
The DRCCS participates in relevant organizations, including the Business Improvement District (BID), Urban Peak, the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO), and various city government committees.
We encourage you to regularly visit the website of Downtown Partnership, which provides information about doing business downtown, getting around downtown, and experiencing all the events and amenities downtown has to offer.