Downtown Colorado Springs is undergoing a renaissance. This type of development boom hasn't been seen in decades, and includes the construction of new urban apartments, an Olympic museum, a multi-use outdoor stadium, and a new arena for CC hockey.  

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Husband-and-wife Bobby and Brooke Mikulas and colleagues Nate Grimm and Jason Phillips aren't planning the typical hotel.

On Wednesday, before a crowd of dozens of city leaders, business people and supporters, the four Colorado millennials broke ground on Kinship Landing, an ambitious boutique hotel they say will provide a place to  allow area residents and out-of-town travelers to come together and to pursue "outdoor adventure and city exploration," Bobby Mikulas said.

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Work is expected to begin early next year on a facelift project for Sierra Madre Street and Vermijo Avenue on the south side of downtown. The project aims to transform portions of the streets into burgeoning and pedestrian-friendly locations rather than the desolate stretches of concrete lined with vacant businesses. Kathleen Krager, senior city traffic engineer, and other planners told the City Council on Monday what the two streets might look like if the project comes to fruition. Krager said her department has more than $5 million set aside to revitalize the streets - Vermijo from Sierra Madre east to Cascade Avenue and Sierra Madre from Cimarron Street north to Colorado Avenue - though the final construction costs

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