Hiawatha Gardens represents a transformational opportunity for the future of Manitou Springs. Through community meetings, surveys, and a robust community engagement process we are beginning the process of ascertaining what is best for the community as a whole.
The Hiawatha Garden project is closely connected to a mobility study which will soon begin to analyze our community’s existing and future vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic movement and parking needs. That study will not be completed until the fall of 2019. As a result, while the City is soliciting community preferences now, no decisions about future use of the Hiawatha Gardens site will be made until later next year.