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Colorado Springs
Amazon Distribution Center:
One of the largest commercial buildings in Colorado is being constructed in
Colorado Springs, at the Colorado Springs Airport, adjacent to the existing
Amazon distribution facilities. Amazon is continuing its growth spurt in both
Denver and the Springs. They are only 8-9 months away from completion
of the new Amazon Distribution Center. This will be a  ve-story, 3.7 million square foot facility which will be a huge footprint for this area and can be seen by those  ying into Colorado Springs.
Aerospace Research and Development Center:
Recently, City o cials for Colorado Springs have announced that there will be yet another major construction project at the airport. There are plans to build a $100 million research and development center for the aerospace industry. Once completed, it will be a 90,000 square foot building which will
house 200 engineers, scientists, analysts, and cybersecurity specialists. The project is expected to be completed by 2022, doubling the employee base in the airport’s Peak Innovation Park complex. This will attract hundreds of high tech and specialized professionals to the Colorado Springs metropolitan area.
What to Do Nearby When You Don’t Want to Travel Far:
It’s o cial, the new United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum
is now open! This state-of-the-art museum has been nearly 10 years
in the making. This unique modern structure is very visible to those
traveling along the I-25 corridor through Colorado Springs. This
60,000 square foot building features 12 universal and interactive galleries. Guests experience inspiring stories about Olympic athletes. The Museum includes 87 RFID sensors that recognize guest preferences. There are over 460 artifacts and countless photos documenting U.S. Olympic and Paralympic history. As an example, on display is a complete set of Olympic torches and medals, the ice hockey goalie Jim Craig’s mask and the scoreboard from the Miracle on Ice at the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Winter Games. After their visit, each guest will have their own digital locker with bookmarks, photos and videos from their Museum experience. Tickets range from $19.95 to $24.95 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Memberships are also available.
Due to the pandemic, visitors are required to wear masks, temperature and symptom checks will be performed at entry, and museum capacity is limited to less than half of the maximum. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building. Chip technology allows them to track how many guests we have in each gallery, allowing them to make sure that they are controlling tra c  ow, and that guests are maintaining that social distancing protocol that we must have right now. The museum is located at 200 S. Sierra Madre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. It is open Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., only closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance. Admission is timed to maintain social distancing in the Museum.
Stay tuned to future issues of the Castle Rock “AreaNewsletters” as Wade continues to let us know What’sGoingOn. To see previous articles, you may  nd them in Archived issues of the Castle Rock “AreaNewsletters”.
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