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The Pine Creek Apartments

We are dedicated to sharing information and taking action against urban development in our neighborhood to protect our community. Our mission is to preserve the natural beauty and integrity of Pine Creek Village by advocating for sustainable development and opposing destructive practices. Join us in our fight to protect our environment and community!

History And Now

In May 2023, the Pine Creek neighborhood became aware of a proposed apartment development at the corner of Royal Pine Drive and Union Blvd. The community immediately organized and began researching the potential impacts of this development. Our goal is, at a minimum, to mitigate any negative impacts to our community. 

The Developer

Based out of Portland, Oregon, DBG Properties has two primary businesses; DBG Construction and GSL Property Management. DBG builds and manages multiple properties in the Western US and Canada. Their local presence is the Academy Heights Apartments in Colorado Springs, CO.

For questions regarding the Royal Pines Apartments, please email:

Resources to learn more

The community of Pine Creek Village has put together a resource library for everyone to learn more about the Pine Creek Apartments and what the potential impacts will be. We will all achieve more and make a greater difference if we are educated about the project. Please click the link below to explore the resources we have gathered.

The City

If the project requires review and final decision by either the City Planning Commission or City Council, the project will follow the process described here. City Planning Commission renders the final decision on conditional use, use variance, and development plan.

The City Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on all zone change requests, annexations, and master plans; City Council renders the final decision in these cases. 

The public hearing process aligns with the administrative review process during the pre-application and internal review stages. The difference occurs during the final disposition stage when the public hearing process requires the application to be heard by the City Planning Commission and/or the City Council.

Prior to the public hearing(s), the planner prepares a staff report and schedules the item for the appropriate Commission and/or Council meeting. As with all administrative decisions, final decisions made by the City Planning Commission are appealable to the City Council. The appeal paperwork and required fee must be filed with the Office of the City Clerk within ten (10) days of the City Planning Commission hearing.

Please see the following links for additional information:

Timeline 

13 February 2023

DBG entered into a contract with BG Properties (plot owners) to purchase the land for $7,361,204.00

22 May 2023

Steve Posey (Housing Development) briefed the project to City Council at a council working session.

05 June 2023

Nearly 200 Pine Creek residents met at the Library for an informal initial information meeting on the project.

13 June 2023

Several neighbors spoke in opposition to this decision at the City Council meeting. Ultimately, the City Council voted to approve their intent to issue the bonds.

13 June 2023

The City sent a concept plan postcard to approximately 60 homes (those within 1,000 ft of the project).

20 June 2023

DBG hosted a virtual community information meeting on their company and the project. Residents raised concerns and Mr. Grodahl (DBG) stated he would be a long-term owner and stay engaged.

03 July 2023

Deadline to submit comments and concerns regarding the proposed concept change. Please send all concerns to Logan Hubble - logan.hubble@coloraodsprings.gov

06 July 2023

DBG will host a neighborhood meeting from 6:00pm - 7:30pm MST at the 21C Library. 

17 July 2023

Deadline to submit comments to the Land Use Review Division, send comments to Logan Hubble - logan.hubble@coloraodsprings.gov

20 July 2023

Core Neighborhood Team meeting at the 21C Library, time 6:30pm.

02 August 2023

Submission deadline for comments and concerns regarding the concept plans resubmitted on 7/20/2023 for the Royal Pines Apartment. Please send all concerns to Logan Hubble - logan.hubble@coloraodsprings.gov

03 August 2023

City-facilitated neighborhood meeting from 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday at Library 21c. If you have questions about this meeting, please contact Katelynn Wintz (Katelynn.Wintz@ColoradoSprings.gov).

25 August 2023

Listing Tour stop for District 2 hosted by Mayor Yemi Mobalade and City Council, 5:30pm at Pikes Peak State College. You must register for the event! Find more information and register on the Listening Tour page. 

16 December 2023

PCVA Traffic congestion study @ 9:30 am at the Royal Pine and Union exit. (Postponed from Dec 9th due to snow). If you would like to participate, please sign up here or show up near the Dentist office!

ACT NOW!

Preserve Pine Creek Village

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