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New Colorado Springs Special District Policy and Model Plans

On August 9, 2022,  Colorado Springs City Council adopted a revised Special District Policy along with new model service plans for multiple metropolitan districts, single metropolitan districts and a new model plan for BID (business improvement district) operating plan and budgets. Council adoption followed an extensive Special District Working Group process.  This Policy and the accompanying model plans will apply to all applications for new or amended metropolitan district service plans submitted from this date forward and for all annually adopted BID operating plans and budgets beginning with those submitted for the 2023 budget year. Until and unless they submit a petition to amend their service plans, the new Policy and model plans will not generally apply to previously approved metropolitan districts.  The previous Policy and model plans that continue to apply to these existing metropolitan districts dates primarily from 2006.

Special District Filing Schedule

The Colorado Springs City Council is the decision-making body in establishing a new Special District.  Requests are typically first presented to the Budget Committee and then ultimately decided upon in a City Council public hearing.  Filing dates (deadlines) for those requests can be found at the link below.

2024 Special District Filing Schedule

Briargate General Improvement District Dissolution

Please utilize the links below to access information on the boundaries of the Briargate General Improvement District (GID) and FAQs on the process document.

Briargate GID Map

Briargate GID FAQs

Working Group Information

Working Group Members