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MEETING

FEBRUARY 24, 2011

AGENDA

Date:

February 14, 2011

To:

Commissioners of the Urban Renewal Authority

From:

Michael Collins, Chair

Subject:

Special Meeting, February 24, 11:00 a.m.

City Hall – Pikes Peak Room

107 N. Nevada Ave, Second Floor

Colorado Springs, CO

Agenda:

1.

Approval of January 20th CSURA meeting minutes

2.

Approval of Financial Report as of January 31, 2011

3.

Academy Boulevard Great Streets Plan – Carl Schueler, City Senior Planner

4.

Vineyard Project Urban Renewal Plan Revisions – Jim Rees

5.

Ivywild Project Conditions Survey – Jim Rees

6.

North Nevada Sculpture Selection Update – Mary-K. Burnett

7.

Other Matters—Street light update

8.

Adjournment

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE

URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY

OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS

HELD ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011

On the 24th day of February, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., the Commissioners of the Urban Renewal Authority of the City of Colorado Springs met in Special Session at 107 N. Nevada Avenue, at City Hall in the Pikes Peak Conference Room, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In attendance were:

COMMISSIONERS:

Michael Collins

Brian Colvert

Dottie Harman

Scott Hente

Jim Kin

Judy Noyes

John Olson

Susan Wood-Ellis

ABSENT:

Rosemarie Venezia

Also in attendance:

Ryan Tefertiller

City Land Use Review

Vince Colarelli

Vineyards Commerce Park

Carrie Bartow

Clifton Gunderson CPA

Jim Fennell

Fennell Group

Mike Bristol

Ivywild School

Rich Laden

Gazette

Dan Hughes

CSURA Legal Council

Mary-K. Burnett

CSURA Staff

Chuck Miller

CSURA Staff

Jim Rees

CSURA Staff

Chairman Collins called the meeting to order at 11:02 a.m. and thanked Authority members and visitors for attending the regular meeting. He requested that all guests sign in on the sign-up sheet.

Item #1 – Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Harman, seconded by Commissioner Noyes, that the Minutes of the Regular meeting, held on January 20th be adopted as written; the motion carried.

Item #2 – Approval of Financial Report

Carrie Bartow, Clifton Gunderson CPA, reviewed the income and expenditure financial statement for January 2011. She stated that the December sales tax numbers should be available in late February. She reported that the City Sales Tax office is working on sales tax numbers for the northeast quadrant of the City to assist with future revenue projections on the North Nevada project.

RESOLUTION NO. 1720

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND EXPENDITURES OF THE CSURA FOR THE PERIOD ENDING JANUARY 31, 2011

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, THAT:

The financial statement and expenditures of the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority for the period ending January 31st are hereby approved.

Motion was made by Commissioner Kin, seconded by Commissioner Noyes, that Resolution #1720 be adopted. Upon a Call for the Vote, the following Commissioners voted:

AYES:

Michael Collins

Brian Colvert

Dottie Harman

Scott Hente

Jim Kin

Judy Noyes

John Olson

Susan Wood-Ellis

The following voted:

NAYES:

None

The motion was declared carried and the Resolution adopted.

Item #3 – Academy Boulevard Great Streets Plan – Carl Schueler, City Senior Planner

Mr. Schueler gave a quick update on the area of Academy and Drennan Road north to Maiseland along Academy Boulevard. The study area was set at one mile on either side of Academy and includes approximately 60,000 residences within a half mile of Academy.

The following are some of the recommendations presented for improving Academy Boulevard Corridor into a “Great Street”

  • Promote the corridor as a destination
  • Emphasize place making for businesses and neighborhoods
  • Allow more planned access at designated intersections
  • Support all types of transportation modes
  • Install and maintain streetscape improvements
  • Bury power lines
  • Build transit system – bus or streetcar
  • Encourage density, mixed uses and transit use
  • Support residential land use conversion
  • Connect uses and properties in activity centers
  • Leverage public and private resources and investment
  • Address the public safety needs
  • Support parts, community centers, schools and transit

The Great Streets Plan recommends that Powers Boulevard should be the major thoroughfare to move traffic through the City. Current retailers along Powers Boulevard have voiced their concerns but the decision has been made and will be implemented at some future date. The use of light-rail has been ruled out.

Mr. Schueler stated that an urban renewal designation is a possibility in pursuing the redevelopment of the area. Also being considered is public/private funding, federal transit grants, enterprise zones, various district types and funding from Colorado Springs Utilities. Mr. Schueler further stated that parts of the roadway study area are in extreme deterioration and need to be completely redone versus other areas that need renovation. Due to the lack of City staff much of the project will be privatized. A majority of the shopping center owners support this plan for redevelopment of the corridor.

Item #4 – Vineyard Project Urban Renewal Plan Revisions – Jim Rees

Mr. Rees reported that attorney Paul Benedetti wordsmithed the Vineyards Urban Renewal Plan. Most of the changes do not change the Plan with the exception of the paragraph regarding zoned agricultural land and the use of any sales tax increment financing.

Inquiries were made about the review of the Vineyards Urban Renewal Plan by the City Planning Commission. Mr. Colarelli, Vineyards Commerce Park, reported that Plan was approved unanimously by Planning Commission. Mr. Colarelli will make an informational overview presentation on the Vineyards project to City Council on March 8th.

Item #5 – Ivywild Project Conditions Survey – Jim Rees

Mr. Rees stated that the Ivywild project team would like to request consideration of approval for a conditions study and urban renewal plan. Mr. Rees reported that Ricker/Cunningham can have the Conditions Study done for review at the March 17th CSURA meeting. Mr. Rees reviewed the current proposed project boundaries and real estate parcels. He explained that the Conditions Study area can be larger than the final urban renewal plan area.

Mr. Jim Fennell, Fennell Group, showed renderings of the proposed redevelopment for Phase 1 of the project. He stated that if City Council approves the plan they would like to break ground in June 2011. The project partners are still working on a positive use for the neighborhood for the building currently housing Bristol Brewing, which will move into the new location in Ivywild School.

There being no further discussion Commission Kin presented:

RESOLUTION NO. 1721

A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CONTRACT BETWEEN CSURA AND RICKER/CUNNINGHAM TO ASSEMBLE A CONDITIONS STUDY AND URBAN RENEWAL PLAN FOR THE IVYWILD REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT TO BE FINANCED BY THE IVYWILD SCHOOL PARTNERS

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, THAT:

A resolution approving a contract for a conditions study and urban renewal plan for the Ivywild school project is hereby approved.

Motion was made by Commissioner Kin, seconded by Commissioner Noyes, that Resolution #1721 be adopted.

Upon a Call for the Vote, the following Commissioners voted:

AYES:

Michael Collins

Brian Colvert

Dottie Harmon

Scott Hente

Jim Kin

Judy Noyes

John Olson

Susan Wood-Ellis

The following voted:

NAYES:

None

The motion was declared carried and the Resolution adopted.

Item #6 – North Nevada Sculpture Selection Update – Mary-K. Burnett

Ms. Burnett reported that the jury for the North Nevada Avenue Sculpture project had picked two artists to work with. Two sculptures will be designed by local sculptor Christopher Weed and two will be created by sculptor William Mueller from Sedalia, CO. All sculptures will be done with some element of stainless steel which will be the common thread among the four sculpture sites at the intersection of Pulpit Rock Road and North Nevada Avenue. Ms. Burnett shared digital images of all four sculptures and reported that installation should take place at the end of April 2011. Very favorable comments were expressed by Authority members.

Item #7 – Executive Session

Commissioner Kin made a motion to move into executive session to discuss personnel matters, the motion was seconded by Commissioner Noyes. The members of CSURA voted to moved into executive session at 11:42 a.m.

Commissioner Noyes made a motion to return to special session, seconded by Commissioner Wood-Ellis. The members of CSURA voted unanimously to move out of executive session at 12:23 p.m.

There being no further discussion Commission Kin presented:

RESOLUTION NO. 1722

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF THE 2010 CONTRACT TERMS FOR CHARLES L. MILLER UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST 2011

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, THAT:

A resolution for the 2010 contract extension for Charles L. Mille until the end of August 2011 is hereby approved. The contract is to be reviewed upon the end of the extension period.

Motion was made by Commissioner Kin, seconded by Commissioner Noyes, that Resolution #1722 be adopted.

Upon a Call for the Vote, the following Commissioners voted:

AYES:

Michael Collins

Brian Colvert

Dottie Harmon

Scott Hente

Jim Kin

Judy Noyes

John Olson

Susan Wood-Ellis

The following voted:

NAYES:

None

The motion was declared carried and the Resolution adopted.

Item #8 – Other Matters

Streetlights – Commissioner Hente reported that there was no update at this time.

Item #9 - Adjournment

There being no further business to come before the Commissioners, motion was made by Commissioner Kin, seconded by Commissioner Wood-Ellis to adjourn the meeting. Upon unanimous vote, the meeting was declared adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

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