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MEETING

APRIL 24, 2013

AGENDA

Date:

April 17, 2013

To:

Commissioners of the Urban Renewal Authority

From:

David Neville, Chair

Subject:

Regular Meeting, April 24, 11:00 a.m.

City Hall – Pikes Peak Room

107 N. Nevada Ave., Second Floor

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Agenda:

1.

Approval of March 27, 2013 CSURA meeting minutes

2.

Approval of Financial Report as of March 31, 2013

3.

New Authority Member Introductions

4.

North Nevada Design Guidelines Review – Jana McKenzie

5.

University Village/UCCS Sculpture Project – Kevin Kratt

6.

Quarterly Report/Project Status – Jim Rees

7.

Other Matters

8.

Adjournment

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE

URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY

OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS

HELD ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2013

On the 24th day of April, 2013 at 11:00 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 Pikes Peak Conference Room, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In attendance were:

COMMISSIONERS:

Merv Bennet

Tiffany Colvert

David Isbelle

David Neville

Wynne Palermo

Jim Raughton

Robert Shonkwiler

Rosemarie Venezia

Susan Wood-Ellis

ABSENT:

None

Also in attendance:

Bob Cope

City Economic Vitality

Ryan Terfertiller

City Land Development Review

Matt Barton

UCCS Faculty

Patrick Bohnen

UCCS – Artist

Elizabeth Ruitz

UCCS – Artist

Kevin Kratt

University Village Colorado

Tom Cone

University Village Colorado

Carrie Bartow

CliftonLarsonAllen, CPA

Mary-K. Burnett

CSURA Staff

Jim Rees

CSURA Staff

Chairman Neville called the meeting to order at 11:02 a.m.

Item #1 – Approval of Minutes

Chairman Neville noted that “Commissioner” needed to be added in the text of the minutes for Commissioner Raughton. Motion was made by Commissioner Palermo, seconded by Commissioner Shonkwiler that the Minutes of the Regular meeting, held on March 27, 2013 be adopted as corrected. Commissioners’ Venezia and Wood-Ellis recused themselves from the vote. The motion carried.

Item #2 – Approval of Financial Report as of March 31, 2013

Ms. Carrie Bartow, CliftonLarsonAllen CPA, reviewed the monthly financial report as of March 31, 2013 including the property tax received from each Urban Renewal Area along with the most recent sales tax numbers on North Nevada, which is currently up 14% from last year. She stated that hopefully in April CSURA will receive sales tax numbers from Ivywild as well. It was noted per Commissioner Raughton’s request from last month’s meeting that the taxes had not been paid on the major equipment purchased for the Ivywild project as yet.

There being no further discussion Commissioner Venezia presented the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 1786

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE INCOME AND EXPENDITURES OF THE CSURA FOR THE PERIOD ENDING MARCH 31, 2013

The income and expenditures of the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority for the period ending March 31, 2013 are hereby approved.

Motion was made by Commissioner Venezia, seconded by Commissioner Palermo that Resolution #1786 be adopted.

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

AYES:

Merv Bennett

Tiffany Colvert

David Isbelle

David Neville

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 #3 – New Authority Member Introductions

Chairman Neville introduced the three new Authority members; Ms.Tiffancy Colvert who has a background in commercial real estate and is currently employed by Highland Commercial Properties. Mr. Merv Bennet is representing the Colorado Springs City Council. The third new member is Mr. David Isbell, a real estate attorney with Hogan Lovells.

Jim Rees, CSURA executive director, announced that an Urban Renewal101 will be scheduled for new members and any current members who would like to attend. Chairman Neville suggested material that should be made available to new members. Staff will follow up on his suggestions.

Item #4 – North Nevada Design Guidelines Review – Jim Rees

Chairman Neville excused himself from the meeting due to possible conflict of interest issues. Jim Rees reviewed the requested changes made at the March meeting by CSURA Commissioners. Discussion occurred tweaking some of the new verbage in the document. Commission Wood-Ellis asked if UCCS had approved the latest changes to the document. Commissioner Raughton supported giving UCCS the opportunity to review the latest changes. Signage issues concerning electronic message centers were discussed in great detail. It was decided to reference City Code Signage as a guide. It was also decided to add a paragraph under Item 2, page 5, that clarifies the fact that all development plans, including signage will be reviewed by CSURA. Specific text will be supplied at a later date.

There being no further discussion Commissioner Raughton presented the following resolution:

RESOLUTION NO. 1787

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE UPDATED NORTH NEVADA MASTER PLAN AND DESIGN GUIDELINES, SUBJECT TO CHANGES DISCUSSED ABOVE

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

The updated North Nevada Master Plan and Design Guidelines document is hereby approved subject to changes discussed.

Motion was made by Commissioner Raughton, seconded by Commissioner Shonkwiler that Resolution #1787 be adopted.

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

AYES:

Merv Bennett

Tiffany Colvert

David Isbelle

David Neville

Wynne Palermo

Jim Raughton

Rosemarie Venezia

Susan Wood-Ellis

The following voted:

NAYES:

None

The motion was declared carried and the Resolution adopted.

Item #5 – University Village/UCCS Sculpture Project – Kevin Kratt

Jim Rees gave a synopsis of the three year program; an opportunity for UCCS sculpture students to participate in a competition for $2500 to design and create public art. The pieces will be displayed along the boundary of University Village Colorado (UVC) on North Nevada Avenue. Mr. Kratt passed out a site plan showing the locations of the current sculptures as well as the two proposed sculpture sites. Their intention is to continue this program to create an “art walk” along both sides of North Nevada at UVC and UCCS. Once the sculpture locations are filled on the west side of Nevada the program will move to the east side of North Nevada Avenue along the boundary of UCCS. It is an opportunity to coordinate a cross culture between UVC with UCCS. Mr. Kratt stated the ownership of the sculptures was that of UVC who will also take on the responsibility for maintenance and up keep. Sculptures will be placed on the public right-of-way and all the City permits have been acquired. UVC will install the sculptures on pedestals and implement lighting on each piece. Both pieces are expected to be installed at the same time, probably in June of this year.

Matt Barton, UCCS program coordinator, introduced the two UCCS students who have designed and will construct the chosen sculptures. He stated this is a unique process and a great introduction to creating public art. It gives students experience and the opportunity to start their portfolio to be used in competition for future projects.

Patrick Bohnan, presented his sculpture design with a short description of his background. He began as an engineering student and changed to art. His design includes a definite engineering flair. The piece is expected to be about 12’ tall, not including the base. It will be made out of 3” pipe primarily, with some pieces of 2” pipe. The pieces will be painted black. The design has been reviewed and approved by a structural engineer. The artist also shared a maquette of his proposed sculpture for Authority members to get a better visual on the likeness of the sculpture.

Elizabeth Ruitz shared her three dimensional sculpture. She stated that the piece represented her rendition of “doodles”. She is expecting the piece to be painted in a bright pink with the slight possibility of a combination of purple to blue. The piece will be approximately 14’ tall, including the base.

Mr. Kratt shared what is currently happening at UVC. He stated that year after year things are progressing and the project has been very gratifying. Costco is currently the highest grossing store in the state. They are having huge increases in sales over other stores. It was expected to gross about $125M per year and has surpassed that. Lowe’s and Kohl’s are both doing quite well also. Mr. Kratt stated that the project was originally due to be built-out in 2010. However, because of the economic downturn it is now expected to be completed in 2016.

The developers are currently in serious negations with Starbucks. Hopefully the deal will be wrapped up in 3-4 months. Another restaurant site, next to the current Bonefish, is being planned with a main tenant of Tokyo Joe’s along with two other primarily take-out restaurants. Commissioner Bennett asked what impact Copper Ridge would have with UVC. Mr. Kratt stated that there is definitely competition between the two developments for tenants.

Item #6 – Quarterly Report/Project Status – Jim Rees

Mr. Rees stated that the quarterly report was included in the meeting packet. He asked if there were any questions. There were none.

Item #7 - Other Matters:

Bob Cope, City Economic Vitality, gave an overview of an RTA grant project currently being worked on. The communities of Gaylord and Pueblo were the two winning cities for this grant in 2012. The City of Colorado Springs is in the process of preparing an application for this year’s grant cycle. The City has contributed $25,000 for consultants to assist with the preparation of the grant application. CSURA’s role would be that of the financing entity. There may also be an option to include some of the established URAs in the area being considered for the grant. If that happens, there could be a need to change boundary areas and possibly restart the TIF clock on those URAs. There may also be a request to CSURA for a letter of support to be included in the grant application. Mr. Cope stated there is an extreme amount of work to be done to meet the June deadline. The grant should be awarded in December. At this point the EDC will be the determining entity.

Commissioners Venezia and Isbell excused themselves from the meeting at 1:05 p.m.

Commissioner Wood-Ellis asked for an update on the Copper Ridge Redevelopment Agreement. Mr. Rees stated that a draft agreement should be presented to the Authority in either May or June. The Cooperation Agreement is in the works but has not been completed at yet.

Item #8 - Adjournment

There being no further business to come before the Commissioners, motion was made by Commissioner Raughton, seconded by Commissioner Palermo to adjourn the meeting. Upon unanimous vote, the meeting was declared adjourned at 1:07 p.m.

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