Program Description: On July 19, 2018 the Downtown Colorado, Inc. Downtown Institute will provide a half-day interactive workshop. Join us as we consider the purpose and process of quick, low-cost, temporary installations that engage stakeholders in creating a vision for downtown through Wayfinding and Engagement. The session will start with an introduction and build the themed discussion into a variety of directions to help your community develop a stronger strategy. See the agenda here. The dynamic format will include educational presentations, information sharing, and interactive discussion around the following focus areas:
Join DCI and Historic Denver on one of our favorite, vibrant streets in Colorado. Learn about some iconic establishments on Colfax and how historic buildings can add value and also create challenges along the corridor. This tour will showcase the revitalization of the area while maintaining the grit and character.
Beforehand we will be holding an open session starting at 4:15 PM that will give the background on the formation of BIDs and how they work. Afterward, we will have a networking Happy Hour at the Irish Snug.
Hop on the BrewHop Trolley and ride in style to Downtown Longmont. Join the Downtown Longmont Team as we expand on Longmont’s recent Challenge Studio focused on ideas for community engagement the in small plazas in downtown. Experts and novices are welcome to be a part of the conversation to add fun and engaging components to the Downtown Longmont gathering places. As a thank you to those who contribute ideas, Downtown Longmont will then showcase the new craft culture of Longmont-Style Beer Urbanism and invite you to enjoy a taste of adult craft beverages. Hop on, you will be glad you did!
Northern Colorado DDA Mobile Tour
Many Colorado communities are curious about Downtown Development Authorities (DDAs). How does a DDA work? Could this be a tool to help with downtown development in your town? Why sit in a conference room to learn, when you can visit two DDAs in person?! Colorado Municipal League (CML) & Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) are pleased to announce our first financing mechanism mobile tour. We will visit the DDAs and partner groups in Fort Collins, a large city and Windsor, a smaller town to encourage an interactive experience to showcase what these DDAs have done, how they work with others, and what their plan is for the future. Join CML & DCI has we invite our member cities and towns to see some DDA projects and talk to the officials and business owners involved.
The tour will start in Denver and drive to Fort Collins. The group will tour Downtown Fort Collins and have lunch with City and County leaders to discuss why they chose the DDA tool, how it works, and the partnerships that make it effective. The bus will then drive to Windsor, where DDA and Town leaders will share the details of their DDA and current and future projects.
In 2018, Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) will once again partner with Colorado Municipal League (CML), Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (BHFS), and our Colorado URA Sponsors to hold a Central Urban Renewal Authority (URA) Board Training. The next URA Board Training will be held in Lakewood on August 24th, from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and will include both 101 and 201 sessions to both educate individuals on the basics of urban renewal and also take the conversation further for more advanced urban renewal practice.
Building an informed and aware board of directors for your URA creates a stronger network of urban renewal advocates across the state. This is especially important as many of our URAs are adapting to comply with recent legislation and to expand partner networks for urban renewal. DCI has received strong feedback that these sessions are helpful and necessary to broaden the understanding of urban renewal, tax increment financing, and the role of the board and staff in fostering quality redevelopment projects.
Full agenda coming soon!
In 2018, Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) will once again partner with Colorado Municipal League (CML), Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (BHFS), and our Colorado URA Sponsors to develop and share our Urban Renewal Authority (URA) Board Training Series. The second session of our URA Board Training Series will be held in Lakewood on August 24th, from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and will include both 101 and 201 sessions to both educate individuals on the basics of urban renewal and also take the conversation further for more advanced urban renewal practice.
Supporting small entrepreneurs is anything but business as usual in Brush! Colorado. The Brush Chamber Main Street, City of Brush, and Small Business Development Center are pleased to partner with Downtown Colorado, Inc. to bring a one of a kind Business Leadership Brunch and Open House to Eastern Colorado on September 8th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This innovative half day will focus on sharing national and regional business trends, showcasing local and regional resources to grow business, and telling the story of local entrepreneurship in Eastern Colorado. The dynamic format will include educational presentations, information sharing, and interactive discussion around three focus areas: Business Financing, Business Management, and Business 2 Business.
Join us for the second annual Community Building Colorado-Style conference to discuss sustainability, innovation, creative industries, housing, green infrastructure and more. The event is sponsored by the Colorado Congress for the New Urbanism, CU Boulder’s Community Engagement, Design and Research Center and Downtown Colorado Inc.
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Conference attendees receive a discounted rate at the Best Western Plus Boulder Inn www.boulderinn.com when they use reference code " CNU COLORADO " when they reserve 30 days in advance of the available dates for October 17th through October 20th for conference attendees.
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Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) is pleased to partner with Colorado Municipal League (CML), Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (BHFS), and our Colorado URA Sponsors to share the next session in our 2018 Urban Renewal Training Series. The final installment, hosted by Pueblo Urban Renewal, will be our Southern Colorado Urban Renewal Summit. This interactive discussion will engage with URA staff, boards, Developers, Bankers as we address the questions DCI’s URA Members pose.
Please share this event information with your staff and board to attend our URA Board Workshop specifically tailored for individuals serving as URA board members. The training will be equally relevant to both appointed and city council boards.
More information to come...
Last years IN THE GAME Conference in Boulder, CO was a blast and connected individuals and groups across the state! We continued to defy the traditional "talking heads" conference with our discussions of Tourism and Entrepreneurship through different lenses, our lightning ideas from brilliant Colorado thinkers, and of course our Challenge Studio Workshops. We hope to continue these themes of resiliency and collaboration and we can't wait to see you all IN THE GAME in Aspen in 2019!