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Urban Renewal

The Commerce City Urban Renewal Authority (URA) identifies and establishes slum and blighted areas for redevelopment. The URA is a public-private-partnership, where the public investment is supported by tax increment financing while the majority of the project is funded by the private sector. Tax increment financing, known as a TIF, is the amount of additional tax collected within the urban renewal area after the URA project begins. Learn more about urban renewal authorities throughout Colorado.


Urban Renewal Plans


Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Agendas & Minutes

View past and future scheduled meeting information.


Members of city council, city staff and representatives from other taxing agencies in the city serve as the URA's governing board of directors, with the mayor serving as the chair. Members include:

  • URA Chair - Mayor Benjamin Huseman
  • URA Board Member - Mayor Pro Tem Nicole Frank, Ward III
  • URA Board Member - Councilman Oscar Madera, Ward I
  • URA Board Member - Councilwoman Jennifer Allen-Thomas, Ward II
  • URA Board Member - Councilwoman Susan Noble, Ward IV
  • URA Board Member - Councilman José Guardiola, At-Large
  • URA Board Member - Councilman Craig Hurst, At-Large
  • URA Board Member - Councilwoman Meghan Grimes, At-Large
  • URA Board Member - Councilwoman Robyn Smith, At-Large
  • URA General Legal Counsel - City Attorney Robert Sheesley
  • URA External Member - Adams County Commissioner Charles "Chaz" Tedesco
  • URA External Member: South Adams County FD Vice President Alex Fairfield
  • URA External Member - Adams 14 Board Member Ramona Lewis
  • URA External Member - Adams 14 Board Member Monica Avina
  • URA External Member - Adams County Katie Burczek
  • URA External Member - Adams County Public Works Director Kristin Sullivan
  • URA Member – Executive Administrator Tricia Mason
  • URA Member – Executive Administrator Annette Peters