Urban Renewal Authority Board (URA)

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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.

To learn more about the URA and its mission, please visit the URA website or the parcels map.

Regular Meetings

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 the ADA Coordinator if you need special assistance attending a meeting. You may also call 719-685-2554.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Member Name Position Term Expiration
Ann Nichols Treasurer 09/30/2020
Marc Snyder Board Member 01/31/2023
Alan Gregory Vice Chair 04/30/2020
Farley McDonough Chair 12/31/2021
Marcy Morrison Secretary 02/28/2023
Debra Sagen Board Member 12/31/2024
Natalie Johnson Board Member 12/31/2025
John Maynard Board Member 12/31/2025
Barbara Winter Board Member 12/31/2026
Jim Rees Executive Director N/A
Tom Sistare Staff - Hoetling & Co N/A
Nancy Fortuin

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:

  • Architecture
  • Urban Development
  • Urban/Regional Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • 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, a letter of interest, and a resume and/or statement of qualifications to the City Clerk.

URA Ordinances

Colorado Enterprise Zone Program

URA Related Documents

Manitou Springs East Corridor Study Map