Health and safety are a top priority of the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the PURA office is closed to the public until safety parameters are lifted. The PURA team continues to be available by appointment only. Follow the link below for contact information and additional organizational updates.General Information
Redevelopment brings a variety of benefits to the public at large and especially to the neighborhoods in which a project is undertaken.
Projects may be brought to the authority’s attention by city leaders, neighborhood groups or developers, among others. Sometimes, redevelopment is part of a city policy directive.
Protect and retain Pueblo’s downtown as the true core of our community with the understanding that a community’s potential need for revitalization is not confined to any one area.
Focus primarily on creating project areas that are “urban” vs. “new development”.
Support project areas that create a significant amount of new jobs.
Inform, educate, and communicate toward a better understanding of our strategies and financing mechanisms.
Maintain open and honest communication with Pueblo City Council, its Administration, taxing entities and any other community partners that may, from time to time, be affected.
Analyze and consider potential competitive consequences to established project areas as new project areas are considered.
Consider the utilization of residential tax increment financing only upon agreement relative to its consequences on other tax entities.
Consider the use of eminent domain only after demonstration of clear and convincing evidence that the taking of property is necessary for the eradication of blight.