Help DCI to tell the story of the importance of urban renewal
to Colorado communities!
Urban renewal authorities (URAs) are public-private partnerships that are often essential to accomplish urban redevelopment. Learn more about both the public and private role in this video, featuring redevelopment experts Greg Moran and Anne Ricker.
Click here to post or watch this video on urban renewal authorities.
-"Why Urban Renewal Is Important to Colorado"
-"URA Committee Strategy"
-"Brighton Urban Renewal Assessed Valuation"
-"GURA Charts, 1989-2012"
1. Complete Annual Statewide Urban Renewal survey: Download our survey now to assist us in better quantifying the impacts of urban renewal in Colorado in 2011. Without your input we cannot present the work that you have done accurately. Click here to complete the Urban Renewal Survey today!
2. Share your stories: Complete the following links to share your BRIEF case studies and provide us with testimonials from small business and property owners. Click here to submit your case study today!
View sample case studies here!
3. Write or call local legislators: Download some talking points for drafting letters or shaping conversation.
4. Educate your community:
Create an annual report and brochures highlighting your work. Both of these marketing tools are essential to helping your community understand how urban renewal positively impacts your community.
Hold regular presentations and communications with community leaders including your local governments and other districts.
Download the DIDs brochure
to understand what else you can do today!
A Look At Urban Renewal in Colorado (Colorado Muncipal League, 2007)
Colorado Special Districts Matrix
Downtown Redevelopment Financing Mechanisms (2010)
Economic Benefits from Community Development in Colorado (2004)Municipal Tools for Land Banking (2011)
URA Impact Study Presentation (Anne Ricker 2011)
6. Review urban renewal annual reports:
The URAs working with the Colorado Municipal League and Downtown Colorado Inc. have developed this standard annual report process to provide the public with information regarding urban renewal activity in the previous year. To access a report, click on the appropriate URA below. (Note: Reports continue to be filed and will be posted as received; reports have not been requested from inactive URAs.)
View our calendar for upcoming urban renewal activities here!