Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

Businesses along North Nevada Avenue are seen through traffic on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The City of Colorado Springs is beginning the planning phase of a renewal project that aims to revitalize the traffic corridor that stretches from Garden of the Gods Road/Austin Bluffs Parkway south to the Rock Island Trail/Railroad right-of-way. Photo by Ryan Jones, The Gazette.
The resale home market in the region remains hot. Photo of a home under contract on North Nevada Avenue taken Thursday, July 7, 2016. . Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Colorado Springs' office market is still recovering from the recession, but several signs point to an improved picture - including falling vacancy rates and rising lease rates. Several industry experts say the Springs' overall commercial market is making a comeback. RICH LADEN, THE GAZETTE
A Gordmans is being constructed in the second floor space of the former J. C. Penney at Chapel Hills Mall on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette.