Urban Renewal Authority Board (URA)
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.
Regular Meetings are held on the third Friday of every month in City Council Chambers (606 Manitou Avenue) at 8:30 AM.
Meetings are open to the public. Please email ADA Coordinator Shelley Cobau if you need special assistance attending a meeting. You can also call 719-685-2605.
|Member Name||Position||Term Expiration|
|Marc Snyder||Vice Chair||01/31/2023|
|Farley McDonough||Board Member||12/31/2021|
|Dennis Minchow||Board Member||12/31/2020|
|Marcy Morrison||Board Member||02/28/2023|
|Jim Rees||Executive Director||N/A|
|Tom Sistare||Staff - Hoetling & Co||N/A|
|Jay Rohrer||City Council Liaison||N/A|
Apply for Membership
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:
- Urban Development
- Urban/Regional Planning
- Real Estate
- Green Development
- And more!
City Council appoints members to the Urban Renewal Authority Board. To apply for an appointment, send an Application for Board Membership (PDF), a letter of interest, and a resume and/or statement of qualifications to the City Clerk.
- Conditions Survey (PDF)
- East Manitou Corridor Land Use Model-Community Engagement Report (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Impact Report (PDF)
- Manitou Springs Economic and Tax Analysis (PDF)
- Manitou Springs Land Use Model (PDF)
- Redevelopment Grant Application (PDF)
- Redevelopment Grant Application-Process Flow Chart (PDF)
- URA Facade Improvement Application (PDF)
- URA Facade Improvement Program (PDF)
- URA Funding Request Forms (PDF)
- URA Mission Statement (PDF)
- Urban Renewal Plan (PDF)
- Westside Avenue Action Alert (PDF)