Report Summary: The Colorado District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Colorado) held a Building Healthy Places (BHP) workshop in Cañon City on August 15-16, 2019, focused on infill development opportunities for the Abbey Land Holdings (Abbey lands). This 187-acre site located north of US 50, less than two miles east of downtown Cañon City, houses historic Abbey buildings and has been sitting on the market for more than three years. The Abbey lands have the potential for reuse that meets the community needs for attainable housing, access to open space and health-related amenities, and bike and pedestrian connectivity. Cañon City asked ULI volunteer experts to provide guidance on a vision for potential redevelopment of the Abbey lands.
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