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WhatWedoMostcitieshaverundownareaswithdeterioratinginfrastructurevacantstorefrontsdecliningpropertyvaluesandotherfactorsthatreducethequalityoflifeandeconomicvitalityofthecommunity.BURAsmissionistoencourageinvestmentandreinvestmentwithintargetedareasofthecommunitywhilestrengtheningthetaxbaseofthewholecityandgrowingtheareasjobbase.BURAleveragesresourcesandpartnershipstodeliverhighqualitycommunityimprovements.TheBrightonCityCouncilhasapprovedseveralurbanrenewalplansthatencompassmuchofdowntownBrightonandtargetedareastothenorthandsouth.Theseareasarecharacterizedbyavarietyofblightfactors.BURAisaneconomiccatalystforthoseareasusingitsauthoritytoleveragefundsandforgecreativepartnershipswithprivatedevelopersbusinessesandotherinvestors.BURAmayassistinpropertyacquisitiondevelopmentnancingpublicimprovementsordevelopmentapproval.SinceitsinceptionBURAhasattractedmorethan420millioninprivateinvestmentandcreatedorretainedapproximately900jobsintheurbanrenewalareas.TheBrightonUrbanRenewalAuthorityhasbeenapleasuretoworkwiththeyhavebeenresponsivetomyneedsasabusinessownerandassistedwhenpossible.DowntownBrightonhastrulybeneftedromtheeortsotheAuthority.dhiowtPikdBuiqunilslAsalongtimeBrightonstakeholderIhaveseenDowntownatitsbestandatitsworst.TheBrightonUrbanRenewalAuthorityhasbeencommittedtoincreasingthevitalityothehistoricdistrictandcreatingaplaceortheentireamily.BbLmbowLmbrly8