The concept of Live, Work and Play in a planned community has been a central theme in the development of Briargate. This theme continues, but Briargate has built and improved on that foundation with the expanded concept of Live, Work, Play, Shop, Worship, Learn and Connect. Briargate is truly the example of a true master planned community.
Part of the original Briargate Master Plan, annexed to the City of Colorado Springs in 1982, Cordera represents the third major residential phase of Briargate project build-out. La Plata has taken its hands on experience of community building, reinforced it with ideas that we have been exposed to from other parts of the country and then supplemented that knowledge with talented and energetic professional people and produced in Cordera what new home buyers are really looking for in a new home community.
Over the past 28 years, the Briargate developers have contributed significant public improvements for the benefit of not only Briargate residents, but for the entire community as a whole. As part of the Briargate annexation agreement, over 120 lane miles of arterial streets have been constructed including: Briargate Parkway; Union Boulevard, Austin Bluffs Parkway and Lexington Drive north of Woodmen; Briargate Boulevard; Chapel Hills Drive, Research Parkway and of course Powers Boulevard from Woodmen Road to Briargate Parkway. The Briargate Parkway Interchange opened in 1986 was also built by Briargate developers. In addition to streets, significant storm water drainage and major utilities have been constructed and granted to the City.