Welcome to the Fort Collins URA

The Urban Renewal Authority is in place to identify and revitalize areas of the city deemed blighted and provide a funding mechanism to encourage redevelopment. The main funding tool is Tax Increment Financing (TIF) generated through property taxes. The plan areas capture TIF for a period of 25 years. Qualified projects can receive a portion of property tax generated to be allocated back into the project for the community’s benefit. Public and private investment in the areas further promotes development and redevelopment in a plan area, such as North College or Midtown.

Public Hearing Set for December 1 on Midtown Plan Modifications

City Council on October 20 set a December 1 public hearing on a proposed significant modification to the Midtown Plan. Read the Public Notice for December 1 or review the October 20 meeting at www.fcgov.com/cityclerk for more information. Read the Agenda Item Summary from the October 20 City Council meeting.

URA 2014 Year in Review

The URA focuses on redeveloping the urban core, with particular attention paid to aging infrastructure and unsafe conditions. Through financial incentives and strategic partnerships, the URA attracts private sector investment to the urban core to achieve the community’s desired land-use pattern. Read more in the 2014 Year-in-Review.


Approved projects by the URA

Aspen Heights
Storefront Improvement Program (North College)

Midtown Plan Area approved
Prospect South TIF district created
The Summit on College
Northeast College Corridor Outfall Project approved

JAX Mercantile
Revised Policies and Procedures

Kaufman and Robinson (amended)
Rocky Mountain Innosphere
Union Place (2012 update:project dissolved)
Kaufman and Robinson

Foothills Mall Plan Area dissolved
North College Marketplace

Foothills Mall Plan Area created

Valley Steel and Wire Company

North College Plan Area created

Urban Renewal Authority created