Does this street make me look fat?

While a street’s design may not make one look fat, research by the American Public Health Association shows that the design of a street and the mix of uses on the street contribute to health risks related to obesity. Consider a diet for both your street and your maintenance...
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Droughts, Fires and Floods, Oh My

We’ve become far too accustomed to the fears of drought, fire and flood here in Colorado. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help protect your home and loved ones within. Whether you’re building a custom home in the forest, or a dense urban neighborhood, call our...
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We Love Our Surveyors!

Karl will tell you, if he hasn’t already, that it was his disdain for surveyors not knowing what they were doing as it relates to civil engineering, that made him become one himself. We now have a surveying team of four kick-a$$ surveyors getting it done, and done right, for our...
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Always hiring the right people

For nearly 10 years now, ALC has been on a constant growth cycle. We are often asked if we’re hiring, the answer is always yes… for the right people. If you have a great work ethic and want to work for a dynamic firm in Denver or Colorado Springs, contact u...
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Ohio Avenue Streetscape – Gunnison

As we proceed with the public process for the City of Gunnison and Western State Colorado University, ALC is asking the public to provide input on the street design for Ohio Avenue between the University and Main Street. We would like to ask the community to participate outside...
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Highlights from the Congress for the New Urbanism – Seattle #cnu25

I am currently wrapping up my fifth CNU, this year in Seattle. The Congresses are always fascinating to me, but dissimilar to most non-CNU conferences. Sure the CNU is packed with sessions in conference rooms along with tours, but the takeaway is really in the conversations that...
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Everyone Loves Pedestrian Malls

The following is an article that I provided to the Colorado Springs Independent in November of 2014 about Pedestrian Malls. Recently, I was asked to discuss this topic at the Downtown Colorado Springs City Center Series event. As I mentioned at the event, I welcome this...
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Spring is in the Air – Residential Landscapes

It’s that time of the year once again – Spring. Every Spring, we begin to hear from residents along the Front Range and into the mountains about their goals for their landscape. Maybe it’s the incoming warm weather, the annoyance of winter, or simply the task...
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What type of Survey do you need?

Confusion often arises about the type of survey that is necessary. Unless you are creating the surveys, this can be a confusing topic. We’ll try to clear it up for you. IMPROVEMENT LOCATION CERTIFICATE (ILC) – Basic drawing that shows general location of existing...
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Hidden Costs of Sprawl for the Consumer

Sprawl.  Yes, the word that many, including myself say, should not be used as it as taken a life of it’s own today as derogatory and polarizing in conversation. Sprawl is actually quite a frightening dynamic in development, of which cities are continuing to pay the effects....
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