PlanCOS Appendix D: Relevant Plans

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The plans in the following list are considered to be component elements of the Comprehensive PlanA comprehensive plan is a guiding document that provides a framework for city policies and priorities regarding the physical development of the city. It is a long-range vision of what we want our city to become and is a tool for making decisions about how that vision should be achieved. It outlines strategic steps to make the vision a reality and provides targeted and strategic planning of the physical development of the city. that provide additional context and detail for its use and application throughout the city. These relationships to PlanCOS may be further described in sections of this Plan that address relevant plans. In some, but not all cases, these categories of plan types are specifically defined in City Code. This list will be kept updated to reflect newly adopted and revised plans, as well as changes in the status of existing plans.

City-adopted plans

City-adopted plans include all component elements of the Comprehensive Plan that have been or will be adopted by City Council by ordinance or resolution.

Master Plans 

City adopted Master Plans include Citywide System Plans, Land Use Master Plans and Facility Master Plans. Currently, these types of Master Plans are adopted based on procedures and criteria included in Chapter 7, Article 5, Part 4 of the City Code.

Citywide Plans

As more specifically defined in City Code, Citywide System Plans are City-adopted master plans that apply to the entire city area.

  • Annexation Plan 
  • Beautification Plan for the City of Colorado Springs
  • City of Colorado Springs Park System Master Plan
  • Historic Preservation Plan
  • Intermodal Transportation Plan
  • COS Bikes! Bicycle Master Plan
  • Master PlanA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the relationship of the area included in the plan to surrounding property. Extraction of Commercial Mineral Deposits

Land Use Master Plans

As more specifically defined in City Code, Land Use Master Plans are plans for specific geographic areas of the city focusing on recommendations for land use and associated facilities such as transportation. Privately initiated master plans are those that are prepared and submitted by one or more owners and developers or redevelopers of property. Publicly Initiated Land Use Master Plans are ordinarily initiated and prepared under the oversight of City staff. However, these may be initiated, funded, or staffed by groups of property owners or other organizations in areas within established areas. 

Publicly Initiated Land Use Master Plans

Most publicly initiated master plans are considered to be “operative” as defined in City Code, even if they are 85% or more developed.

Privately Initiated Land Use Master Plans

Privately initiated land use master plans are initiated by a private developer or group of developers. They are considered to be “operative” as defined in City Code, until they are 85% or more developed, at which time they become defined as “implemented.” 


  • Adams Subdivisions
  • Allison Valley
  • Austin Heights
  • Banning Lewis Ranch
  • Bellhaven Addition
  • Bonnie Glenn
  • Bradley
  • Briargate
  • Bridlespur
  • Broadmoor
  • Broadmoor Skyway
  • Broadview Business Park
  • Brookwood
  • Carefree Commerce Park
  • Cedar Grove
  • Cedar Heights
  • Centennial Industrial Park
  • Centre in Gateway Park
  • Chapel Hills Center
  • Cheyenne Mountain Ranch
  • Colorado Country
  • Colorado Springs Ranch
  • Constitution Center Carefree Commercial Park
  • Copper Ridge at Northgate
  • Cumbre Vista
  • Drennan Industrial Park
  • Dublin Business Park
  • Dublin North
  • Dublin/Powers
  • East Creek
  • East Creek Second Amend
  • Eastview
  • El Pomar
  • Erindale Park
  • Falcon Columbine and Yorkshire Estates
  • Falcon Estates Number Two West
  • Falcon High School No. 3
  • Falcon Ridge
  • Fillmore Industrial Park
  • Flying Horse
  • Gateway Industrial Center
  • Gateway Park
  • Greenbriar/Powerwood
  • Hancock Park
  • High Chapparal
  • Hancock and Fountain Industrial Park
  • Hill Properties
  • Holland Park West
  • Hollow Brook Corners
  • Houck Estate Tract A
  • Houck Estate B
  • Houck Estate C
  • Indian Mesa
  • Industrial Park South
  • Interquest Marketplace
  • J-L Ranch
  • Lincoln Park
  • Marksheffel/Woodmen
  • Maytag
  • Mesa Springs Neighborhood
  • Mohawk Commercial Centre
  • Monument Creek Commerce Center
  • Mount Saint Francis
  • Mountain Shadows
  • Neal Ranch
  • Newport Technological Center
  • Northgate
  • Northgate East
  • North Academy Hollow Brook Corners
  • Norwood
  • Oak Valley Ranch
  • Old Farm
  • Or Study Area at Bijou and Circle
  • Park West
  • Penrose Hospital
  • Peregrine
  • Pinecliff
  • Pinehurst
  • Pinon Valley
  • Printers Park
  • Polo Point/Beacon Hill
  • Powerwood No. 2
  • Powerwood No. 3 to 6
  • Printers Park
  • Prospect Park
  • Prospect Park Neighborhood
  • Quail Brush Creek
  • Rockrimmon
  • Rustic Hills No. 6
  • Sand Piper
  • Siferd Addition
  • Skyway Heights
  • Soaring Eagles
  • Southface
  • Spring Creek
  • Springs Ranch
  • Star Ranch
  • Stetson Hills
  • Stetson Ridge
  • Stetson Ridge South
  • Stout Allen Addition
  • Templeton Heights
  • T-Gap Addition
  • The Bluffs
  • The Ridge
  • The Estates at Middle Creek
  • The Ridge at Woodmen
  • Town and Country Center
  • Towne East
  • Toy Ranch
  • Tudor Land Company
  • Tutt Corners
  • University Park
  • Valerie Acres Two
  • Van Teylingen and Academy
  • Vickers and Academy
  • Village Seven
  • Villa Loma
  • Vineyard Commerce Park
  • Vista Grande
  • Western Sun
  • Wolf Creek
  • Wolf Ranch
  • Woodland Hills Village
  • Woodmen Heights
  • Woodmen East
  • Woodmen Oaks
  • Woodmen Plaza West
  • Woodmen Pointe
College and University Plans
  • Colorado College Campus Master Plan

Facilities Master Plans 

As more specifically defined in City Code, Facilities Master Plans are plans that focus on the physical components particular types of public, private, or not-for-profit facilities. 

Other City-Adopted Plans

These include all other applicable City-adopted plans that are not defined and adopted as Master Plans under Chapter 7, Article 5, Part 4 of the City Code, as may be amended.    

Drainage Basin Planning Studies are documents that identify existing and planned regional stormwater approaches and improvements at a basin-wide level. They also serve as a mechanism for allocating and reimbursing eligible costs among participating developers. As such, these documents are important in identifying and implementing basin level approaches to stormwater, along with their relationships to other aspects of physical and land use planning.

  • Bear Creek
  • Big Johnson Reservoir
  • Black Canyon
  • Black Squirrel Creek
  • Camp Creek
  • Columbia Road Drainage
  • Cottonwood Creek
  • Douglas Creek
  • Dry Creek
  • Elkhorn (MDDP Fairlane Technological Park)
  • Fishers Canyon
  • Fountain Creek
  • Jimmy Camp Creek
  • Little Johnson Basin
  • Kettle Creek
  • Kettle Creek – Old Ranch Road Tributary
  • Mesa Basin
  • Middle Tributary
  • Monument Creek 
  • Nineteenth Street Drainage
  • Rockrimmon North Basin
  • Rockrimmon South
  • Peterson Field Basin
  • Pine Creek
  • Pine Creek Amendment 1
  • Popes Bluff Drainage
  • Popes Bluff Amendment 1
  • Pulpit Rock Basin
  • Rockrimmon North Basin
  • Rockrimmon South Basin
  • Roswell Area Drainage
  • Sand Creek
  • Shooks Run
  • Shooks Run 
  • North Templeton Gap
  • Smith Creek
  • South Pine Creek Amendments 1-4 
  • Southwest Area Drainage (Cheyenne Creek, Cheyenne Run, and Spring Run)
  • Spring Creek
  • Templeton Gap Basin
  • Twenty-first Street Basin
  • Upper Sand Creek
  • West Fork Jimmy Camp Creek
  • Windmill Gulch

Design Guidelines 

  • Hillside Development Design Manual
  • Historic Westside Design Guidelines
  • Landscape Design Guidelines
  • Mixed-Use Design Guidelines
  • North End Historic District Design Guidelines
  • North Weber/Wahsatch Historic District Design Guidelines
  • Streamside Design Guidelines

Other City Adopted Plans

  • Colorado Springs Destination Master Plan (Visit COS)
  • North Nevada/University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Economic Opportunity Zone Task Force Findings and Recommendations
  • Academy Boulevard Corridor Economic Opportunity Zone Task Force Recommendations
  • City of Colorado Springs 2016-2020 Strategic Plan
  • Colorado Springs Utilities Adopted Plans and Criteria:
    • City of Colorado Springs Drainage Criteria Manual V1 & V2
    • Integrated Water Resource Plan
    • Wastewater Integrated Master Plan
    • Electric Integrated Resource Plan
    • Natural Gas Integrated Resource Plan
  • Colorado Springs Utilities Strategic Plan
  • East-West Mobility Study
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • InfillDevelopment of vacant land within previously built areas. These areas are already served by public infrastructures, such as transportation and utilities. Parks and open space are also considered infill, since they are permanent uses for vacant parcels. Action Plan (2016): With the adoption of PlanCOS, the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Infill Supplement, which was adopted by ordinance as a supplement to the 2001 Colorado Springs Comprehensive Plan, is no longer in force and effect.  However, the corresponding Infill Action Plan, as adopted by resolution in 2016, is intended to be maintained and further implemented as a referenced element of PlanCOS.

Non-City Adopted Plans

These are the plans of other agencies and organizations that have particular relevancy to the Comprehensive Plan but have not been formally adopted by the City. 

Partner Entity Plans

These include agency or organizational plans adopted by boards that may include one or more City Council Members.

College and University Plans

Plans for public colleges and universities are not formally adopted by the City, and land use decisions within these facilities are largely exempt from most City zoning and development approval processes. However, these plans ordinarily reflect high levels of coordination with the City.

Municipal Plans 

  • Plan Manitou (City of Manitou Springs Comprehensive Plan)
  • City of Fountain Comprehensive Development Plan
  • Town of Monument Comprehensive Plan

Regional and County Plans