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Design Process

Public Surveys:

Your Summit Experience: You told us your thoughts to help shape the visitor experience of the new Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center. The survey looked to gather input on the design of the facilities only and was a separate public input process from the EA. For EA information see below.  

See what people are saying in their survey responses

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Public Meeting Documents: 

October 7, 2015 - Design Concept Presentation - The design options presented are preliminary structural schematics/concepts and site locations only. None of the building materials/aesthetics or landscaping have yet been applied. 

At the end of the posted materials, there is an online form for commenting on each of the four design concepts.

January 26, 2016 - Preferred Concept Presentation and Video Animation - The preferred concept presentation and video animation fly-thru. Please provide us your thoughts and complete an online survey for regarding the preferred concept. 

October 18, 2016 - Latest Design/Construction Presentation (ppsc_presentation_part_1.pdf and ppsc_presentation_part_2.pdf)  and the presentation Boards (ppsc_presentation_boards.pdf).  Learn how the Pikes Peak Summit Complex project team is aiming high with the environmental sustainability aspects of the new summit visitor center. The team is exploring pursuing Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) certification through the International Living Building Institute, the world's most rigorous and progressive environmentally green performance standard.

June 1, 2017 - As the U.S. Forest Service works to complete the Environmental Assessment process for the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex, the project design team is continuing with refinements to the interpretive displays for inside and outside the new visitor center structure. In addition, Benefactor Group, the fundraising consultants, have completed the Capital Fundraising Campaign Feasibility Study for the project. If you were unable to attend the meeting you can watch the recorded presentation here. 

Environmental Process

Public Comments: 

Official EA Comment Site: The EA scoping period seeks to identify issues that should be analyzed in the EA. Issues identified by the public as being important will receive more in-depth analysis.

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Public Meeting Documents: 

Nearly 90 people attended the Pikes Peak Summit Complex Environmental Assessment (EA) Scoping Meeting and Open House held Aug. 25 at Pikes Peak Library 21C in Colorado Springs. The meeting was organized in an open house format. Attendees viewed display boards that provided background information on the project, opportunities for input on potential environmental and cultural impacts and for identifying key issues to be analyzed in the EA, as well as opportunities to provide the design team a vision for shaping the Summit Complex visitor experience. View the design team open house material.

Dovetailing with the EA Scoping process, the design team is seeking public input through a series of online surveys and public meetings to help create a summit experience for all to enjoy for decades to come.

View Public Meeting Documents above for each of the public meetings held to date.


Ways to Participate

  • To receive meeting notices, send an email asking to be added to the project database to:
  • Subscribe to New Heights, the Pikes Peak Summit House e-newsletter for public meeting notices, meeting documents and updates about the design process.