Vermijo + Sierra Madre Streetscape

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Creating a thriving pedestrian-friendly district.

  • The flexible streets are designed at the human scale for year-round use for day-to-day events of all sizes.

  • Vermijo will become a premier green street that sets the standard for the district as a leader in sustainable practices.

  • The project spurs the revitalization of the Southwest Downtown District.

The concept for Vermijo Avenue and Sierra Madre Street is to create a destination street connecting the new U.S. Olympic Museum to southwest Colorado Springs. The goal is to accommodate pedestrians in a comfortable, connected and engaging manner.

Sierra Madre will host dedicated bike lanes, wide sidewalks with seating, and large street trees where none existed. The flexible street design along Vermijo creates place for daily use and can easily be closed to host large-scale events and celebrations. Parking and vehicular lanes have been reduced on Vermijo and realigned to accommodate a wide, tightly amenitized pedestrian realm.

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