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City of Colorado Springs / Land Use Review / Special Districts

Special Districts

Special Districts White Paper
Special Districts White Paper
The City of Colorado Springs participates in the creation and sometimes in the administration of a variety of special districts or improvement districts which are used to finance and/or maintain some of the public facilities and services used by City residents and property owners.  There are several different types of districts including but not limited to the following:

  • Metropolitan Districts (Title 32)
  • Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
  • General Improvement Districts (GIDs)
  • Special Improvement Maintenance Districts (SIMDs)
  • Local Improvement Districts (LIDs)

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A description of these districts and some of their key features and issues is provided in the City of Colorado Springs Special Districts White Paper, which is available in the document link below.  For maps related to the white paper, click here.

Metropolitan Districts, BIDs and GIDs are created under Colorado statutory authority and fall under the City’s adopted Special District Policy.  Applications are processed by the Comprehensive Planning Division.

Contact:  Carl Schueler, Senior Planner, cschueler@springsgov.com

A Model Service Plan is required for metropolitan districts.  Downloadable plan formats for single districts and multiple districts are available in the document library below.  BIDs and GIDs are created via a City-approved Operating Plan.

SIMDs are created pursuant to City Code (Chapter 19, Article 9) and are administered through the Department of Parks and Cultural Services.

Contact:  Jon Carlson, SIMD Unit Administrator, jcarlson@springsgov.com

 LIDs are also created pursuant to City Code (Chapter 3, Article 5, Part 1) and are administered by the City Engineering Division.  Click on this link to be taken to the Local Improvement Districts web page:
http://www.springsgov.com/Page.aspx?NavID=524

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