The Revitalization Commission is responsible for conducting urban revitalization activities throughout the City. Under state law, the Revitalization Commission is charged with assisting the city in eliminating and preventing slums and blighted areas through urban renewal.
Urban Renewal Documents and InformationA Conditions Survey and Urban Renewal Plan were adopted by the City Council at their December 5, 2006 meeting. In addition, the Revitalization Commission has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the City Council outlining each entity's role and authority and has entered into an intergovernmental agreement with Boulder County.
In addition in 2008 the City had a Market, Feasibility, and Financing Study completed for the area.
There are three critical components of urban renewal:
Initially, the City Council must make a determination that the proposed project area is blighted;
An urban renewal plan must be prepared and approved; and
Financing options for the proposed projects need to be carefully evaluated within the context of the proposed area's revenue projections.
The Louisville Revitalization Commission is largely in response to the Highway 42 Revitalization Project that anticipates potential financing options for proposed public improvements within the project area, specifically Tax Increment Financing. Frequently Asked Questions About Urban Renewal.
550 S. McCaslin Blvd. Urban Renewal
On September 1, 2015, the Louisville City Council approved an Urban Renewal Plan for 550 S. McCaslin Blvd. formerly the Louisville Sam's Club location. The Sam's Club closed in January 2010 and has not been used as a retail property since. The 13 acre parcel and 127,000 square foot building is a critical retail property for the McCaslin / Centennial Valley area. The Urban Renewal Plan was approved to make tools available to address challenges found that impair the full utilization of the property.
The board consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Six are members of the public and one is a member of the City Council. Each serves a 5-year term. Meetings are held at 8:00 AM the second Wednesday of each month in the Library Meeting Room. Meeting agendas are for each meeting are posted in the foyer of City Hall, at the Library, at the Police Department/Municipal Court Building, at the Recreation Center, and on this site prior to each meeting.
2020 Revitalization Commission Members
Jeff Lipton, City Council
How do I contact the Revitalization Commission? If you’re interested in contacting the Commission to ask a question or provide public comment regarding an issue, please send an email to the staff liaison or call 303.335.4531. Commission members also receive mail at City Hall, 749 Main Street. Please be sure to include Revitalization Commission on the envelope. The staff liaison will include any questions or comments in the public meeting packet. Please note that any information submitted to the Commission is available for public review under the Colorado Open Records Act.
Meeting materials: The City keeps agendas, meeting packets, and minutes for the Commission. Items for the current calendar year are kept on this site and previous year's are kept in the City's Digital Records Repository. Current meeting agendas and packets are posted to this no later than site the Friday prior to the meeting.