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Rich Laden

Business/News Business Reporter

A car drives up the road to Pikes Peak while the Pikes Peak Cog Railway climbs up behind it on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
A car drives up the road to Pikes Peak while the Pikes Peak Cog Railway climbs up behind it on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
SOUTH POWERS BOULEVARD
The Global Supertanker firefighting plane provides a backdrop as crews move earth on the construction site at South Powers Boulevard on Aviation Way. (Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette)
Blue Dot Place at 412 S. Nevada Ave. (at left in this photo Friday, April 15, 2016) is one the newer developments changing the face of the area south of downtown Colorado Springs. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
The four-story, 100-room Fillmore Inn, which will include rooms under the Best Western Plus and Executive Residency brands, is planned to open just west of Interstate 25 and Fillmore Street in Colorado Springs. COURTESY CRESTONE DEVELOPMENT
Home prices soar to record highs last month in Colorado Springs (Photo by Rich Laden, The Gazette)
new hotels
A wave of new hotels are being constructed in the Pikes Peak Region. The Best Western Executive Plus Residency is nearly complete and will be opening soon. The hotel is located just north of Fillmore St. on Chestnut St. Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Vue21, a 332-unit apartment complex on Colorado Springs' northeast side, sold last week for a record price to an out-of-state buyer. RICH LADEN, THE GAZETTE
Sarah Blanski looks at a NASA costume at Zeezo's on Tuesday April 3, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Zeezo's, the popular costume shop and novelty item store, is downsizing its operation and looking for a new, smaller location in downtown Colorado Springs. (Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Work underway on a single family home under construction Monday, April 4, 2016 near the intersection of Vollmer Road and Forest Meadows Avenue in Northeast Colorado Springs. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette