Clock Tower Plaza
The City envisions the Clock Tower Plaza space as a cool urban gathering space near the westerly end of Cañon City’s Main Street. It currently exists as overflow parking for downtown uses, and features a three-story freestanding clock at the space’s northeast corner. This is a dramatic underuse of the property, so much so that it garnered special mention for redevelopment in Cañon City’s 2021 Comprehensive Plan update.
Clock Tower Plaza is surrounded by retail, restaurant, professional office and hotel uses along Main Street and off Royal Gorge Boulevard (aka US Highway 50). But the space could do much more to serve as a westerly focal point for downtown Cañon City. Among the features Cañon City believes this space could support are comfortable seating areas and tables, landscape and lighting, space for retail incubators to be managed by Cañon City Economic Development staff, water features all uniquely intended to enhance the fabric of downtown along Main Street, and be uniquely Cañon City in experience.
The City of Cañon City is working to create a community plaza space at the Historic Clock Tower in downtown Cañon City. As part of this exciting transformation, we want to hear from the community on what they would like to see in the new plaza.
Over several months, the public was invited to provide feedback on concept options and guide the final design of the plaza. Information on the surveys and the preferred design concept are provided below.
Feedback provided in the public surveys directly contributed to the concept options that were developed.
Clock Tower Plaza Community Survey 1This survey was open to the public Friday, February 24, 2023 thru Sunday, March 12, 2023. There were a total of 1,195 responses. View the Survey 1 Summary Results.
Clock Tower Plaza Community Survey 2This survey was open to the public Friday, April 28, 2023 thru Sunday, May 14, 2023. There were a total of 447 responses. View the Survey 2 Summary Results.
PREFERRED DESIGN CONCEPT AND FINAL DESIGN
- Clock Tower Plaza Preferred Concept Package 6.6.2023 (PDF)
- Clock Tower Plaza Final Design 9.14.2023 (PDF)