On November 21, 2006, City Council created the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) in order to encourage and promote redevelopment of the east end of Manitou Avenue (PDF). The URA Board was established to carry out the duties as set forth in C.R.S 31-25-101 (PDF) and the Board’s essential responsibilities are to invest tax increment revenues within the corridor and to work with property owners and the development community toward the revitalization of the district. The URA seeks to promote projects which will provide public benefit and demonstrate environmental and cultural sustainability and fiscal prudence. Board members are appointed by City Council and the Board is made up of seven members. Experience in architecture, urban development, planning, real estate, and construction or green development is helpful.
The Urban Renewal Authority Board consists of seven members. All members are intended to be representative of the various demographics of the City such as:
City Council appoints members to the Urban Renewal Authority Board. To apply for an appointment, send an Application for Board Membership, a letter of interest, and a resume and/or statement of qualifications to the City Clerk.