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DURA expands search for hotel site

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) is optimistic an upper midscale hotel is still in Delta's future -- it just won't be built in the first two sites proposed for development. At DURA's most recent meeting on July 19, City of Delta staff was directed to begin searching for other properties that would be appropriate for the project, particularly sites already owned by the city.

DURA project lacks hotel developers

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority received zero response to a request for proposals to develop an upper mid-scale hotel along the Gunnison River. The deadline for submission of proposals was July 2.

DURA eyes new parcel for hotel

Members of the Delta Urban Renewal Authority met May 22 to discuss an intriguing dilemma. A buyer has expressed interest in the parcel of land previously designated for a hotel.

Water park envisioned for Delta

An upper midscale hotel may stop "leakage" to neighboring communities, but to really draw visitors to Delta, local resident Scott Schaible envisions an indoor/outdoor water park.

He shared his idea with the Delta Urban Renewal Authority earlier this month, as commissioners were discussing a memorandum of understanding with MARS Hospitality, the developer selected for the hotel project.

DURA begins negotiations with only interested hotel developer

Just one hotel developer responded to a request for proposals issued by the Delta Urban Renewal Authority for a riverfront hotel development. While the number of responses was disappointing, the proposal from MARS Hospitality was just about everything DURA commissioners said they had hoped for.

Businesses sought to complement hotel

Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) isn't waiting to see how many hotel developers respond to a request for proposals, but instead is already considering complementary businesses for the riverfront development.

At a DURA board meeting Feb. 27, Better City consultants sat in via video conference to discuss commercial development that would complement, but ideally not directly compete with existing downtown businesses.

RFP issued to hotel developers

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority has mailed a request for proposals, or RFP, to a list of 42 hotel development firms. The RFP will also be posted on the city website, with an invitation for any interested party to respond -- including the current property owner, attorney Carolynne White noted.

DURA drops fight with mosquito, fire districts
DURA drops fight with mosquito, fire districts

In the interest of community unity, Delta Urban Renewal Authority will no longer pursue mediation as a means of gaining participation in tax incentive financing for the proposed hotel development.

Delta County Mosquito Control District #1 and Delta County Fire Protection District #2 both declined to enter into agreements with DURA to give up any property tax revenues that would have been generated by the hotel development.

DURA plan poised for implementation

After addressing questions about blight, eminent domain and resources for structural improvements, the Delta City Council officially adopted the Delta Urban Renewal Authority plan.

By state law, an urban renewal authority can only engage in projects designed to improve slum and blight conditions.

Urban renewal plan gains preliminary approval

By unanimous vote, the Delta Urban Renewal Authority has approved the plan that outlines how the city will reduce, eliminate and prevent blight in an effort to attract and stimulate economic development.

While a hotel is the primary means by which the plan is intended to be implemented, it is not the only option on the table, said DURA attorney Carolynne White.

County pulls request for second DURA seat

The intergovernmental agreement between Delta County and the Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has been finalized, but it came down to the wire. On the evening before a 30-day extension was set to expire, the DURA board officially accepted the most recent proposal from the county.

Financial analysis falls short

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority has reached agreement with Delta County, but is falling short of the total pledges needed to meet bond obligations anticipated for a hotel development.

DURA may have to scale back site development, which could jeopardize negotiations with a hotel developer, or pursue other projects in the plan area, which includes downtown Delta and property adjoining Confluence Drive.

DURA chooses mediator

The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has selected a Front Range attorney, Barbara Green, to serve as a mediator for discussions with Delta County Mosquito Control District #1 and Delta County Fire District #1. Both taxing entities declined to participate in tax incentive funding for future economic development projects in the City of Delta.

DURA negotiations continue

Negotiations continue between the Delta Urban Renewal Authority and Delta County concerning the county's commitment to tax increment funding for a riverfront project in the City of Delta. After an executive session Monday night, DURA rejected a proposal from Delta County that modified plan boundaries for sales tax increment and eliminated lodging tax increments altogether.

DURA pursues mediation

Following a lengthy executive session devoted to negotiations with legal counsel, the Delta Urban Renewal Authority last week rejected the property tax increment revenue agreements proposed by the Delta County Fire District and the Delta County Mosquito Control District.

County counters DURA proposal

By state statute, the Delta Urban Renewal Authority has 120 days to reach agreement with taxing districts being asked to give up sales, property and/or lodging tax to help fund a hotel project described as a "catalyst" for economic development.

With that deadline looming, the Delta County Commissioners held a special meeting the morning of Thursday, Aug. 17, to finalize a counterproposal that was presented to the DURA board Thursday night.

DURA hopes to avoid mediation

The one-year contract with the Denver law firm providing expertise for the Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) was extended last week after lengthy debate and a 3-2 vote by members of the Delta City Council.

Extensions of 30 days are also being sought with the taxing districts that have yet to sign off on tax increment financing DURA needs to fund a riverfront hotel development.

BoCC hires lawyer to negotiate with DURA

The Board of County Commissioners on Monday, July 17, engaged an attorney specializing in work that will involve the county's interests in negotiations with the Delta Urban Renewal Authority.

In other business on July 17, Region 10 director Michelle Haynes reported that the broadband middle mile system is now providing service to carrier neutral locations in the cities of Delta and Montrose.

Delta makes the case for 100% DURA participation

Hotel development along the Gunnison River will only become a reality if every taxing entity in the plan area is willing to give up the property, sales and/or lodging taxes that would be gained from the development.

City manager David Torgler laid out the numbers during a joint meeting of city and county officials last week.

DURA boundaries eyed

Delta city manager David Torgler reports that letters have been mailed to property owners in a large section of the city that could geographically fall within a yet-to-be-determined project area for the Delta Urban Renewal Authority. The letters inform property owners of a pending conditions survey, the first step in determining if the property should be contained within project boundaries.

DURA takes formal action; trail grant denied

The five members of Delta City Council met as the Delta Urban Renewal Authority Oct. 18. Five resolutions were adopted as part of an effort to revitalize the entity that was formed in 1986.

City hires attorney to revitalize DURA

On a 4-1 vote, the Delta City Council decided Aug. 2 to contract with a legal firm to revitalize the Delta Urban Renewal Authority established in the 1980s.

Councilmember Gerald Roberts cast the dissenting vote, saying he believes the money could be better spent elsewhere.

City studies DURA as funding mechanism

In the mid 1980s, the City of Delta established an urban renewal authority for the purpose of renovating downtown Delta. Merchants agreed to give up their vendor fee -- the portion of sales tax collections they were allowed to keep to cover bookkeeping expenses -- to fund the effort.

Through the Delta Urban Renewal Authority, the Last Chance building at the corner of 3rd and Main was purchased and converted into a visitors' center that today houses the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce.

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