El Paso County, Colorado, March 15, 2023 – El Paso County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs regarding annexation of and improvements to the Park Vista South area. The improvements to the Park Vista South area will address drainage and flooding issues that have persistently impacted the area.
“I am glad that we have come up with a great solution for the residents in this area that have experienced drainage issues for a long time,” said El Paso County Board Chair Cami Bremer. “I believe taxpayers will find this a good long-term investment usage of ARPA dollars. I am thankful for the cooperation and leadership it has taken to move this project forward.”
The purpose of the Intergovernmental Agreement is to:
- Transfer ownership and maintenance of the Park Vista South area to the City of Colorado Springs.
- Contribute $5.5 million of El Paso County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, that are specifically allocated to the City’s Templeton Gap Channel Improvements Project which will address stormwater and drainage improvements in the Park Vista South area.
El Paso County staff will work with the City’s Real Estate Services Department to help facilitate annexation of the area by providing a quit claim deed, annexation plat, and other supporting documentation.
Photo taken by Commissioner Bremer while viewing a citizen-reported and frequently washed out intersection at Date St. and Siferd Blvd. on July 30, 2019.