Middle Shooks is a neighborhood in Colorado Springs, CO. It has been recently revitalized with new restaurants and shops opening up in the area that are making it more of an attraction for residents to visit often.
The local businesses have received support from both the city government as well as through grants such as The National Endowment for the Arts’ “We Make America Project,” which helps provide funding to keep small business owners afloat when they cannot afford loans or other means of getting by while their company grows . This project helped fund some improvements made to Middle Shooks last year including adding bike lanes on North Union Boulevard so people can easily get around without having to walk or drive. Additionally, there were also repairs done to the sidewalks and curbs, which were in need of some upkeep.
After these improvements, a lot more people are coming to Middle Shooks and other neighborhoods like it. While this is great for business owners who have been struggling with slow sales, there has also been an increase in crime (#). The city government knows that things can’t stay like they are if the neighborhood wants to continue growing as well as keeping residents happy so new proposals are in the works now from both city officials and community members alike on how best to solve this issue by making sure everyone feels safe while still having fun. One idea was going door-to-door asking each resident what would make them feel safer at night when walking around their own neighborhood (#).
There are some people who do not like the idea of more police patrolling because they are afraid that it will create a divide between law enforcement and residents.
The city knows that this is an important issue to tackle. Instead, their new proposal aims to make sure there’s accountability for each resident so everyone feels safe but still has fun in Middle Shooks without any fear. They plan on doing this by increasing communication amongst businesses, community members, and police as well as creating better lighting around paths where people walk at night.
One problem with both sides of the argument is how expensive such projects would be if implemented across all neighborhoods in Colorado Springs; however, some argue that adding these improvements could help increase property values throughout the town which would offset costs when it comes to paying for these new proposals.
On the other hand, there are nice amenities that the city offers to residents that are in Middle Shooks. For example, there is a community garden where locals can plant their own vegetables and flowers which was funded by The National Endowment for the Arts’ We Make America Project.
There are still many things that need to be worked out before a final decision is made on how best to solve this problem but the city government and community members alike have come together in order to figure something out and soon, too!