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.
Click here to download the URA public awareness postcard!
-"Why Urban Renewal Is Important to Colorado"
-"URA Committee Strategy"
-"Brighton Urban Renewal Assessed Valuation"
-"GURA Charts, 1989-2012"
Soapbox: On Development "Urban Renewal Fights Sprawl, helps Keep Cities Vibrant" by Tom Leeson
"Urban Renewal Important to Colorado's Downtowns" The Sunday Chieftan, by John Batey
"Hammering Tax: Urban Renewal or Greedy Fuel" Aurora Sentinel, featuring John Batey
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!
Meeting Minutes and Updates
Urban Renewal Practitioners and Partners Meeting, August 8th 2013
IV.Contact State Legislators
URA Board Training: Effective Agency Administration for Boards & Executives, August 15 2013
URA Board Training Presentation
URA Board Training Manual
1. Colorado URA Statute
2.Summary of the URA Act
3. Sample URA resolution, blight study, urban renewal plan, and impact report
4. Sample URA Grant Guidelines (and review process for recent requests)
5. Developer Agreement
6. Proforma Worksheet
7. Conflict of Interest for URA Boards
8. Open Records Law for URA
9. Reporting Packet
10. Awareness Packet