Pueblo Ave Urban Design Project

Like the Penrose Library mural, this project is in operation now, with a weekly Hub Group meeting to design and plan various simple, temporary installations to beautify and enliven a somewhat neglected street in Colorado Springs. Pueblo Avenue was originally platted to be a beautiful promenade towards (and scenic view of ) one of the Spring’s most prominent buildings (originally the county courthouse, it currently operates as the Pioneer’s Museum). The street is now mixed use commercial, and this effort is designed to highlight the unique nature of the area, while maintaining current public usage.

Street and surround block analysis
Areas of interest for potential designs
Site plan as is

Construction and installation of various street enhancements will take place during the conference. There will also be opportunities to design more ambitious street developments, through various design charette processes held during the Bootcamp and conference.

Northeast side near the Public Market
Northwest Corner opposing the Pioneer Museum
Possible site plan for Northwest Corner
Northwest Corner
Southwest side behind blueprint shop, graphic design company and interior design firm
Middle of Pueblo Ave looking toward the Pioneer Museum

This project is a collaboration between Colorado Springs Urban Intervention (CSUI), Concrete Couch, architect and community leader Brian Elyo, local business, city government, other organizations, and many individuals.

Placing the sculpture base in it's spot on the nw corner

In progress of design elements at the Pueblo Ave Project.

More detailed planning of Pueblo Ave for conference and the future with guest speakers, bootcampers and other volunteers.

Bootcampers working on Pumpkin base and frame.

Moving the base during the nice day of the Conference