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AgencysummaryAwards2005GovernorsAwardorDowntownExcellence2005EconomicDevelopmentCounciloColoradoLargeCommunityAward2005AdamsCountyEconomicDevelopmentExcellenceAward2008ProjectotheYearUniversityoDenverFranklinL.BurnsSchooloRealEstateandConstructionManagement2009SpecialDevelopmentotheYearNationalAssociationoIndustrialandOfcePropertiesColoradoChapterFirstPlaceNationalExcellenceinConstructionAssociatedBuildersandContractorsAssociationExcellenceinConstructionAssociatedBuildersandContractorsRockyMountainChapterGovernorsAwardorDowntownExcellenceBestDowntownFaadeProgram4Mostcitieshaveolderareasthatnegativelyaectthequalityolieandeconomicvitalityothecommunity.Thepurposeoanurbanrenewalauthorityistostimulatereinvestmentinblightedareasinaccordancewithurbanrenewalplansadoptedbythecitycouncil.In2001and2010theBrightonCityCouncilapprovedurbanrenewalplansthatencompassmuchodowntownBrightonandtargetedareastothenorthandsouth.TheBrightonUrbanRenewalAuthorityBURAisaneconomiccatalystortheseareasusingitsauthoritytoleverageundsandorgecreativepartnershipswithprivatedevelopersbusinessesandotherinvestors.BURAmayassistinpropertyacquisitiondevelopmentfnancingpublicimprovementsordevelopmentapproval.TheBrightonUrbanRenewalAuthoritysmissionistoencourageinvestmentandreinvestmentwithinthesetargetedareaswhilegrowingjobsandstrengtheningtheCitystaxbase.SinceitscreationBURAhasattractedmorethan120millioninprivateinvestmentandcreatedorretainedapproximately900jobsintheurbanrenewalareas.Inadditionnearlyonemillionsquareeetocommercialretailspacehasbeenbuiltorrenovatedand472apartmentsandhotelroomshavebeenbuilt.Approximately300adultsareenrolledinpostgraduateclassesoeredbyColoradoStateUniversityandFrontRangeCommunityCollegeattheBrightonLearningandResourceCampus.DickMcLeanMayorWayneScottMayorProTemWard3ChrisMaslanikWard1TerryMooreWard1CynthiaMartinezWard2RexBellWard2RobFarinaWard3WilmaRoseWard4DarylMeyersWard4SpecialthankstothesupportoftheMayorandCityCouncilofBrighton