For Immediate Release:  September 7, 2012

Bob Cutter, Colorado Springs Together, 719.330.9075, [email protected]
John Henry, 719.433.3025, [email protected]

The first permit to rebuild a home that was lost to the Waldo Canyon Fire in the Parkside neighborhood was issued by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department yesterday. The permit, issued to Elite Properties of America (Classic Homes), is to rebuild the home located at 2523 Hot Springs Court in the Parkside community. “This is great news,” said Bob Cutter, chairman and president of Colorado Springs Together (CST), the not-for-profit organization founded to serve as a catalyst for the restoration and rebuilding process across the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. “Parkside was hit particularly hard by the fire but we knew it would come back; the property owners are overcoming many challenges unique to their community and are dedicated to getting their neighborhood restored.”  More than 140 of the 178 homes in Parkside were lost or sustained significant damage in the fire; Parkside is a patio-home community founded in the latter 1980s.

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Colorado Springs Together is a community-driven volunteer effort, and is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The team members are distinguished citizens and business professionals in the community facilitating and coordinating a quick and effective rebuilding process for the neighborhoods devastated on June 26th by the fire. The donations received will go towards the activities required to help restore the lives and the neighborhoods affected by the fire at the same time maintaining a strong sense of community during the rebuilding process.