The Fort Collins URA is working closely with the City of Fort Collins, federal, state, and local public health officials to closely monitor an outbreak of a severe illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19).
For current information visit the Centers for Disease Control, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Larimer County Health Department.
City Facilities: The City started to reopen some facilities to the public and is following a phased approach based on the latest available guidance and regulations from health officials and the State of Colorado. Not all buildings and amenities have reopened, though more openings are expected throughout June. See here for updates. To minimize risk of exposure to COVID 19, facial coverings are required in all City of Fort Collins facilities. More information regarding facial coverings may be found here.
If you need to conduct business with the Fort Collins URA, please contact Clay Frickey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970)416-4349. Any questions about COVID-19 should be directed to the Larimer County call center at 970-498-5500.
News and Information
URA Board Meeting
The URA Board will hold it's next meeting on September 23, 2021. You can download the materials for the meeting by clicking here. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Clay Frickey at email@example.com.
As a proactive measure to minimize the impacts of COVID-19, we are convening all URA Board and URA Finance Committee meetings on a virtual platform. Please check our Meeting Agendas page for a virtual meeting link and updated information.
Fort Collins Urban Renewal Authority
The Urban Renewal Authority eliminates blight by catalyzing projects and accelerating investments that would not otherwise happen, thereby creating improvements with lasting value through tax increment financing.
Fort Collins is a community with a strong sense of place. It has gained accolades as one of the best places for jobseekers in Colorado, one of the best towns in America and among the healthiest and most bicycle friendly to live in.
As part of the City’s mission to provide exceptional service for an exceptional community, the Fort Collins Urban Renewal Authority is committed to placemaking. That means creating a long-term strategy that meets – and even exceeds – the community’s goals for redevelopment within the City. The Urban Renewal Authority focuses on redeveloping the urban core, with particular attention paid to areas with 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.
The URA invests Tax Increment Financing and forms strategic partnerships with the aim to:
- Create a project that would not otherwise happen when site conditions make private, market-rate redevelopment impractical.
- Accelerate the timing of a project when conditions on the site make the timing of market rate redevelopment uncertain, and perhaps slower than the community would like to see.
- Enhance a project so that it conforms, or exceeds identified objectives in the City’s comprehensive plan when conditions on the site are such that the likely market rate redevelopment outcome is not desirable.