Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority (NURA)

Contact Information: 

Debbie Tuttle
Executive Director
P: 303-450-8743
F: 303-450-8798

Board Members

Northglenn City Hall
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233

Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority (NURA)

What is NURA?

The Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority (NURA) is a special purpose governmental entity which was created by City Council in 1990. NURA's primary purpose is to improve business areas in Northglenn by eliminating blight, assisting private development and redevelopment projects, and planning and building public and public-related commercial improvements as necessary to achieve those goals.

NURA is governed by a board of commissioners consisting of seven commissioners and two advisers appointed by the mayor with the approval of City Council. The NURA Board, mayor, and City Council work together to achieve the goals of the city. NURA staff consists of city staff working for NURA in addition to their regular duties. The city provides staff to NURA, including an executive director, the city finance director as treasurer and the city attorney as NURA's attorney. Other city staff members provide services as needed.
Urban Renewal Frequently Asked Questions
Urban Renewal 101

The authority meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 11701 Community Center Drive. NURA may schedule a special meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

URA Success Stories

Where Does NURA Work?

There are two Urban Renewal Plans that encompass 11 subareas.
Northglenn Urban Renewal Plan Areas
Northglenn Urban Renewal Plan 1 Map
Northglenn Urban Renewal Plan 1
Northglenn Urban Renewal Plan #2 Map
Northglenn Urban Renewal Plan 2
  • Urban Renewal Plan #2 Substantial Modification Area Map
    • TIF Area 1 - Garland Center
    • TIF Area 2 - Webster Lake
    • TIF Area 3 - Rem 7

What Has NURA Accomplished?

Following the decline of the former Northglenn Mall in the late 1980s, the city created NURA in 1990 to deal with economic and physical blight. Examples of NURA's accomplishments include:
• Paying for public and public-related improvements needed to assist redevelopment of the former Northglenn Mall into the Marketplace at Northglenn
• 104th Avenue widening, which included turn lane extensions
• Interstate 25 and 104th Avenue entryway landscaping improvements
• 104th Avenue median improvements
• 104th Avenue slope paving installation
• 104th Avenue traffic signal improvements
• Melody Drive reconstruction
• Intersection improvements at Melody Drive and Kennedy Drive
• 106th Avenue pavement and landscaping improvements
• Intersection improvements at Malley Drive and Washington Street as well as 112th Avenue and Washington Street

2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2011 NURA Annual Report
• 2010 NURA Annual Report

2012 Conditions Survey

The Northglenn Area Conditions Survey (the “Survey”) was prepared for the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority (NURA) and Northglenn City Council in July and August 2012. The purpose of this work was to analyze conditions within a defined Survey Area (also referred to here as “the Survey Area”) located within the City of Northglenn, Colorado and Adams County, Colorado, in order to determine whether factors contributing to blight are present and whether it is, therefore, eligible as an urban renewal plan area under the provisions of the Colorado Urban Renewal Law.
2012 Conditions Survey

Where Does NURA Get Its Money?

NURA cannot and does not levy taxes. NURA projects are funded by property tax increment financing, meaning that the increase in property tax revenue within the Urban Renewal Area, over and above the base year (1990 or 2004, depending on where the area is located), goes to NURA. All other taxing districts still get their revenues based on their mill levy and base year valuations. Only the incremental property tax revenue increases, created mainly by NURA improvements, go to NURA. These revenues are used to make further improvements, which are intended to increase tax revenue even more.

Business Improvement Grant (BIG)

The Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority (NURA) established a business incentive grant that offers up to $12,500 in matching funds to commercial businesses in the NURA boundary areas within Northglenn. The program is intended to improve the appearance of individual buildings and property lots, as well as the overall look of the city. All improvements must be to areas visible from the public right-of-way. and other public areas and parks.

This is a reimbursement matching grant program, which means that the applicant pays a portion of the improvement and NURA pays a portion. The amount of the match must be at least 1:1—the applicant pays $1 and NURA pays $1. However, there is a maximum grant contribution of up to $12,500 or $13,750 if a Northglenn contractor(s) is used. Work completed prior to grant approval is not eligible for funding. Grant funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis, and cannot be issued until the proposed project has been fully completed.

BIG Description and Application

Business Utility Assistance Grant (BUAG)

This program is available to new or existing businesses in the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority area. Its purpose is to provide assistance with upgrades necessary related to water, wastewater and storm water system upgrade costs. The property owner is allowed to receive reimbursement for up to 50 percent of the cost of the improvement with a maximum reimbursement of $10,000 or $11,000 if a Northglenn contractor(s) is used.

Business Utility Assistance Grant Information Packet
Business Utility Assistance Grant Application

Current Commissioners

Rosie Garner
1435 Claire Lane
Northglenn, CO 80234
Initial Appointment: 12/13/2007
Term expires: 04/19/2021

Jim Lynch
Vice Chairman
722 Muriel Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
Initial Appointment: 03/10/2005
Term expires: 04/19/2020

Jerry Gavette
1928 E. 117th Court
Northglenn, CO 80233
Initial Appointment: 01/11/2001
Term expires: 04/19/2019

Pat McCune
11086 Elati Street
Northglenn, CO 80234
Initial Appointment: 08/10/2000
Term expires: 04/19/2017

Ronald Coleman
11098 York Way
Northglenn, CO 80233
Initial Appointment: 01/12/2012
Term Expires: 04/19/2018

Chris DeMay
9913 Alamo Drive
Northglenn, CO 80260
Initial Appointment: 01/12/2012
Term Expires: 04/19/2019

Becky Brown
City Council Representative Member
2007 E. 115th Place
Northglenn, CO 80233
Initial Appointment: 11/27/2017
Term Expires: November 2019

Staff: Jeff Parker, attorney

The Authority may appoint any number of advisors it deems appropriate to meet its advisory needs. Advisors shall be selected on the basis of their knowledge and expertise, and need not be residents of the City of Northglenn. Advisors serve at the discretion of the Commissioners, and may be appointed for definite or indefinite terms.

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233