Proposed 550 S. McCaslin Boulevard Urban Renewal Plan
The City of Louisville is considering actions to assist in the full re-tenanting or redevelopment of the former Sam’s Club building at 550 S. McCaslin Boulevard. The building has been mostly vacant since January 2010.
The City Council is considering establishing an Urban Renewal Plan for the property to address conditions limiting the potential of finding a new user for the property. A conditions survey conducted in 2014 identified the following conditions defined by State law:
- Faulty lot layout in relation to size, adequacy, accessibility, or usefulness;
- Deterioration of site or other improvements;
- Defective or unusual conditions of title rendering the title nonmarketable;
- The existence of health, safety, or welfare factors requiring high levels of municipal services or substantial physical under utilization or vacancy of sites, buildings, or other improvements.
The following are links to download and view the draft 550 S. McCaslin Urban Renewal Plan, July 2014 Conditions Survey, City Council Blight Resolution, and the public meeting flyer sent to property owners near the property.
Meetings scheduled to discuss and make decisions about the draft Urban Renewal Plan are:
- July 6, 2015 – 7PM – Public Question and Answer Meeting, Louisville City Hall
- July 9, 2015 – 6:30PM – Planning Commission Meeting, Louisville City Hall
- August 18, 2015 – 7PM – City Council Meeting, Louisville City Hall
The Louisville Revitalization Commission will be responsible for implementing any approved Urban Renewal Plan.
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. Revitalization Commission By-Laws.
Urban Renewal Documents and Information
A 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.
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 7:30 AM the second Monday 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.
Meeting Materials and Minutes
- Recent LRC Meeting Agendas and Packets
- Past Year's Meeting Agendas and Packets in the City's Digital Repository
2017 Revitalization Commission Members
Jochen Manning Lebek
Bob Muckle, Mayor
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.