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Mayor appoints three members to Urban Renewal Authority Board

Published: March 20, 2014, 9:38 pm, by Monica Mendoza

Mayor Steve Bach has appointed three new members to the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board.

His appointments are subject to confirmation by City Council, which is expected to be decided at its March 25 meeting.

Bach has chosen Valerie Hunter, Nolan Schriner and Peter Scoville to sit on the nine-member board, which oversees restoration and redevelopment of designated areas in the city that are considered as blight.

The board will have a significant role in the proposed City for Champions project, which includes a downtown U.S. Olympic museum and a downtown sports and events center to be built in a designated Urban Renewal Area.

Hunter has a background in computer science and says she has a special knowledge of business operations and development. She is the co-owner of Hunter Group, which does leasing and building plans. She is “very concerned about the community and finding ways to give back as well as utilize my business experience,” she wrote in her application for the board.

Schriner has a background in urban and strategic planning, he wrote in his application for the board. He has worked in city planning in three cities including Colorado Springs from 1975 to 1978. He ran is own land planning firm until 2009.

“I love Colorado Springs and hope to continue to make a personal contribution to its strategic growth and development,” he wrote in his application.

Scoville is a co-founder and principal of Colorado Springs Commercial with a 14-year career in commercial real estate.

“I am looking at this board as a critical component to shaping the future growth of this city,” he wrote in his application.