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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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PDF - MAP - Metro & School Districts   MAP - METRO & SCHOOL DISTRICTSspacer(2300.6KB)
Special_Districts_Metros-2013.pdf


PDF - MAP - Urban Renewal and Other Districts   MAP - URBAN RENEWAL AND OTHER DISTRICTSspacer(3433.2KB)
Special_Districts_noMetros-Jan2014.pdf


PDF - MAP - City Facilities with Metro District Parks   MAP - CITY FACILITIES WITH METRO DISTRICT PARKSspacer(5062.8KB)
City_Facilities_Metro_District_9-5-2013.pdf


PDF - MAP - El Paso County Mill Levy   MAP - EL PASO COUNTY MILL LEVY spacer(181.5KB)
Mill_Levy_2013TY-4.pdf


PDF - SPECIAL DISTRICT WHITE PAPER-JUNE 2009   SPECIAL DISTRICT WHITE PAPER-JUNE 2009spacer(5313.8KB)
SpecialDistrictWhitePaperRev-June2009.pdf

Comprehensive Planning Division's Special Districts White Paper, dated June 2009. Includes updates to pages 33 and 34.

PDF - SINGLE DISTRICT MODEL SERVICE PLAN-JAN 2006   SINGLE DISTRICT MODEL SERVICE PLAN-JAN 2006spacer(176KB)
SingleDistrictModelServicePlanJan06.pdf

Downloadable Model Service Plan format for applying for a single metropolitan district.

PDF - SPECIAL DISTRICT POLICY - JAN 2006   SPECIAL DISTRICT POLICY - JAN 2006spacer(48.1KB)
SpecialDistrictPolicyJan06.pdf

This policy applies to Business Improvement Districts, General Improvement Districts and Metropolitan Service Districts, as allowed under Colorado Revised Statutes Titles 31 and 32.

PDF - MULTIDISTRICT MODEL SERVICE PLAN-JAN 2006   MULTIDISTRICT MODEL SERVICE PLAN-JAN 2006spacer(177.3KB)
MultiDistrictModelServicePlanJan06.pdf

Downloadable Model Service Plan format for applying for mulitple metropolitan districts.

PDF - ERRATA SHEET   ERRATA SHEETspacer(72.9KB)
Errata Sheet_ SDWP_June 2009.pdf