But Colorado Springs is a city of nearly 440,000 people in a county of 670,000-plus residents — it isn’t as simplistic as the article makes it sound. Colorado Springs isn’t painted olive drab and covered with religious symbols. The portrait in 5280 was one-sided and does a grave disservice to people who love living here.Readers also weighed in, including Springs City Council President Pro Tem Jill Gaebler. Here's her take:
Six paragraphs written on Dragon Man and one to list all the great revitalization and happenings going on in Colorado Springs. Described as a city of suburbs, but no mention of a new Infill and Redevelopment Plan passed by the City Council that encourages mixed-use development and prioritizes downtown and other mature areas as prime for redevelopment that supports millennials and seniors alike. It seems that the shining city to the north is searching for fault in the state's 2nd largest city, because maybe, just maybe, Denver is just a tad concerned that Colorado Springs' downtown is becoming a bit too vibrant, its housing prices are much lower than Denver's, and its mountain is right outside its back door, with a one-of-a-kind Manitou Incline as part of its many park amenities. And in case you forgot, Doug Bruce is back in prison, we are fixing our roads with a new tax increase, and we were recently named Olympic City, USA...because, as the article didn't even mention, Colorado Springs is home to the US Olympic Committee, the majority of Olympic sport governing bodies, and the Olympic Training Center.