Pueblo West: Southern Delivery System route to cost the Springs’ $740,000 for six properties

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

An agenda item at today’s Colorado Springs City Council meeting would authorize Colorado Springs Utilities to close contracts on the six properties. Four homes and two vacant lots in Pueblo County are included in a list of 14 properties in a resolution to be presented to council today. The other eight properties are in El Paso County…

Colorado Springs indicated during the county hearings that it would work to obtain easements on most of the Pueblo West properties it crosses, but was forced to purchase some outright because of their location. The city also must reach agreement with rancher Gary Walker on the part of the 14-mile route that crosses his family’s land. The agreements reached represent a small part of the impact of SDS on Pueblo West. There are 26 homes touched by the route, and more than 500 properties within 500 feet of the construction, according to Pueblo County documents.

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