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MEETING

APRIL 19, 2012

AGENDA

Date:

April 12, 2012

To:

Commissioners of the Urban Renewal Authority

From:

Susan Wood-Ellis, Chair

Subject:

Regular Meeting, April 19, 11:30 a.m.

City Hall – Academy Room

107 N. Nevada Ave., Ground Floor

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Agenda:

1.

Welcome and introduction of new Authority Members

2.

Approval of March 15th CSURA meeting minutes

3.

Approval of Financial Report as of March 31, 2012

4.

2011 CSURA Audit Report – Carrie Bartow

5.

North Nevada Bond Update – Carrie Bartow

6.

North Nevada Kum and Go – Dave Lemons, Real Estate Development Rep

7.

Downtown Review Board Representative

8.

Executive Session: To discuss land acquisition and sensitive negotiation matters

9.

Other Matters

10.

Adjournment

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE

URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY

OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS

HELD ON THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

On the 19th day of April, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., the Commissioners of the Urban Renewal Authority of the City of Colorado Springs met in Regular Session at 107 N. Nevada Avenue, at City Hall in the Academy Conference Room, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In attendance were:

COMMISSIONERS:

Michael Collins

Scott Hente

David Neville

Judy Noyes

Wynne Palermo

Jim Raughton

Robert Shonkwiler

Rosemarie Venezia

Susan Wood-Ellis

ABSENT:

Also in attendance:

Bob Cope

City Economic Development

Carrie Bartow

Clifton Larson CPA

Dave Lemons

Kum and Go

Nate Franse

Kum and Go

Mark Useman

Sierra Commercial

Kathleen Krager

City Transportation

Elizabeth Nijkamp

City Engineering Dev Review

Steve Tuck

City Land Development Use Review

Chris Jenkins

Nor’wood Development

Mary-K. Burnett

CSURA Staff

Jim Rees

CSURA Staff

Chairman Wood-Ellis called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m.

Item #1 – Welcome and Introduction of New Authority Members

Chairman Wood-Ellis welcomed all in attendance and introduced Authority members and CSURA staff members.

Item #2 – Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by Commissioner Hente, seconded by Commissioner Collins, that the Minutes of the Regular meeting, held on March 15, 2012 be adopted as written. The motion carried with newly appointed Commissioners Neville, Palermo, Raughton and Shonkwiler abstaining.

Item #3 – Approval of Financial Report as of March 31, 2012

Ms. Carrie Bartow, CliftonLarsenAllen, CPA, reviewed the income and expenditure financial statement for March 2012. She gave a brief snapshot of the information contained in the financial report for the new members and explained the approved budget numbers actual vs projected. She and staff answered questions from Authority members.

There being no further discussion Commissioner Noyes presented:

RESOLUTION NO. 1760

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE INCOME AND EXPENDITURES OF THE CSURA FOR THE PERIOD ENDING MARCH 31, 2012

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

The income and expenditures of the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority for the period ending March 31st are hereby approved.

Motion was made by Commissioner Venezia, seconded by Commissioner Palermo, that Resolution #1760 be adopted.

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

AYES:

Michael Collins

Scott Hente

David Neville

Judy Noyes

Wynne Palermo

Jim Raughton

Robert Shonkwiler

Rosemarie Venezia

Susan Wood-Ellis

The following voted:

NAYES:

None

The motion was declared carried and the Resolution adopted.

Item #4 – 2011 CSURA Audit Report – Carrie Bartow

Ms. Bartow reported that the final audit report had been submitted to the City on March 30, 2012. The independent audit firm of Biggs Kofford did the audit and found not discrepancies. Hardcopies of the audit report will be distributed to Authority members at the May meeting.

Item #5 – ONorth Nevada Bond Update – Carrie Bartow

Ms. Bartow reported that the sales tax TIF numbers for the North Nevada Avenue project have met the base for 2012. There will be enough funding to make the June A bond payment.

Item #6 – North Nevada Kum and Go – Dave Lemons, Real Estate Development Representative

Mr. Lemons gave a brief background on the Kum and Go Company; stating it was established 50 years ago in Iowa. Approximately two years ago they started looking for new market opportunities. The Company is now proposing eight stores which will open by the end of 2012 and seven more sites are under contract, all in the Colorado Springs area. He then showed a rendering of the general property site plan for the North Nevada store with general grade elevations. The exterior building treatment will be brick with three entrances into the store on the front (main), side and back. There will be a canopy over each entrance made of structural steel similar to the building treatments within the University Village Colorado development. The three rooftop mechanical units will be screened from sight and the typical branding color of red will be used on the building trim as well as the covers for the gas pump area.

Commissioner Shonkwiler requested an explanation of the parking and exit/access flow. He also asked where deliveries will be made. Kathleen Krager, City Traffic Engineering, interjected that consideration for deceleration and acceleration lanes all along the retail development are being planned due to the amount of traffic flow and speed. She also stated that citizens headed north could make a U-Turn more easily into the Kum and Go site with curb cuts along Nevada. Commissioner Palermo stated she would not make a U-Turn across so many lanes of traffic. Delivers will be made through the front door of the building.

The site is currently zoned office/commercial and the developer has requested a zone change to PBC. The developers for University Village Colorado have gone on record opposing this zone change.

CSURA members expressed concerns about the esthetics and traffic flow. It was requested that Kum and Go representatives bring a revised site plan back to CSURA for review after the zone change had been approved by City Planning Commission.

Bob Cope, City Economic Development, asked if there was any tax increment financing to put into this development for public upgrades and stated that the City had been working with Kum and Go for two years and asked that CSURA work with them as well.

The following items will be forwarded to City Staff for consideration as they review the proposed North Nevada Kum and Go project:

1.

Vehicular Access: The Board does not support the access to N. Nevada as shown. The North Nevada Avenue Corridor Improvement Plan that was developed by the City of Colorado Springs and adopted by City Council in 2009 limits direct access to businesses from controlled intersections and does not show an access to this site directly from N. Nevada Avenue. In addition to obvious pedestrian and bicycle safety issues, the possibility of delivery and fuel trucks making left turns or U-turns (at the traffic signal) to go north on Nevada should be eliminated. The access to the private road along the southern property line should be moved to the west to align with the access to University Village.

2.

Pedestrian Access: The plan should include 9’ wide walkways with pedestrian lighting along Nevada Ave. as shown in the N. Nevada Corridor Improvement Plan.

3.

Building Exterior Finishes: The Board requested that the proponents meet with the developers of University Village to more closely match the building colors and finishes (stone, stucco, architectural steel). The roof top HVAC units should be screened from N. Nevada as well.

4.

Gas Canopy: The red color should be changed to something more muted (such as the color of the Costco gas canopy). Lighting levels should be in keeping with the levels along the rest of the corridor as well.

5.

Signage: The building signs and canopy signs are acceptable as shown. Please provide an elevation detail for the free standing signs along the Nevada Avenue frontage.

6.

Landscaping: Please provide a landscape plan that compliments the style shown on the University Village frontage.

Item #7 – Downtown Review Board Representative

Mr. Jim Rees explained that the Downtown Review Board was based on the newly adopted Form Base Code and acted as the City Planning Commission for the Downtown area. Recently a position was earmarked for a representative from CSURA. Mr. Rees asked if there were any volunteers to take on the responsibility. Commissioner Shonkwiler volunteered, stating he had 40 years of downtown redevelopment experience. Commissioner Neville voiced his interest as well.

The other positions on the Board are held by representatives from City Planning Commisssion, real estate owner (commercial or residential), Shooks Run Neighborhood and a design-oriented professional. It was decided that Commissioner Neville would be the representative from CSURA on the Downtown Review Board.

There being no further discussion Commissioner Collins presented:

RESOLUTION NO. 1761

A RESOLUTION APPROVING COMMISSIONER DAVID NEVILLE AS THE CSURA REPRESENTATIVE ON THE DOWNTOWN REVIEW BOARD

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

The appointment of Commissioner Neville as the CSURA representative to the Downtown Review Board is hereby approved.

Motion was made by Commissioner Collins, seconded by Commissioner Noyes, that Resolution #1761 be adopted.

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

AYES:

Michael Collins

Scott Hente

David Neville

Judy Noyes

Wynne Palermo

Jim Raughton

Robert Shonkwiler

Rosemarie Venezia

Susan Wood-Ellis

NAYES:

None

The motion was declared carried and the Resolution adopted.

Item # 8 – Executive Session

The topics discussed were land acquisition and sensitive negotiation matters. Commissioner Venezia made a motion to enter into executive session; it was seconded by Commissioner Noyes.

Commissioner Hente excused himself from the meeting at 1:15 p.m.

Commissioner Venezia excused herself from the meeting at 1:55 p.m.

Executive session ended at 2:05 p.m. by a motion by Commissioner Noyes; it was seconded by Commissioner Collins.

Item #9 – Other Matters

Jim Rees announced that an Urban Land Institute panel study is planned for the Downtown area during the last week of June. The Panel is interviewing people, gathering community concerns and information. The end result will be a comprehensive report. Jim asked that any questions for the ULI panel be directed to him and he will forward them on.

Chairwoman Wood-Ellis and Mary-K. Burnett shared the adopted policies for public art and affordable housing with the new members.

Commissioner Shonkwiler presented:

RESOLUTION NO. 1762

A RESOLUTION DIRECTING CSURA STAFF TO MAKE ALL RESONABLE EFFORTS TO ASSEMBLE THE INFORMATION REQUESTED BY HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION OF CSURA RECORDS REQUESTED BY MAYOR BACH

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

A resolution to make all reasonable efforts by CSURA staff to assemble requested information for inspection by Hogan Lovells US LLP is hereby approved.

Motion was made by Commissioner Shonkwiler, seconded by Commissioner Palermo, that Resolution #1762 be adopted.

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

AYES:

Michael Collins

David Neville

Judy Noyes

Wynne Palermo

Jim Raughton

Robert Shonkwiler

Susan Wood-Ellis

NAYES:

None

Item 107 - Adjournment

There being no further business to come before the Commissioners, motion was made by Commissioner Wood-Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Noyes to adjourn the meeting. Upon unanimous vote, the meeting was declared adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

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