Overview of Legal Documents Pertaining to the Purpose and Function of the Nederland DDA: Purpose, Function, Authority
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Historical Information on the creation of the 2017 NDDA Master Plan.
May 2, 2016
The following letter went out to everyone in the district on April 29, 2016 along with a copy of the Draft Master Plan.
Dear NDDA Business Lessees and Property Owners,
Enclosed you’ll find the final draft of the Nederland Downtown Development Authority’s (NDDA) 2016 Master Plan. The NDDA is required to have a master plan and update it periodically as projects in the NDDA are completed. The previous master plan was written in 2007 and since then we’ve completed one major sidewalk project and we will complete the second one this June connecting the Nederland Community Library with the Post Office down Second Street.
Other projects the DDA has completed or been involved with include:
An electric vehicle charging station at the Visitor Center
Supported 2015 and 2016 Fireworks through donations and promotion
Funded a Riparian Assessment of Middle Boulder Creek
Funded a Wayfinding study for in and around town
Initiated a NDDA branding project that produced a new logo and Website
Helped implement a Marketing and Tourism grant
We also have summer flower and holiday light programs that we fund through our operating budget. We’d like to do more and now is the time to look forward to the next round of projects and issues we can tackle with Tax Increment Funding (TIF) that is being collected on behalf and is to be used for the benefit of downtown Nederland.
The 2016 Draft Master Plan was written after a year of gathering information through community meeting and surveys, the Riparian Study and Wayfinding Study, and uses the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and Envision 2020 as guiding documents. We are proud of the work we did on the 2016 Master Plan and feel like we’ve captured a vision for Downtown Nederland, that as business and property owners, we can all support (page 7 of the 2016 Master Plan).
The 2016 Master Plan outlines issues and proposed improvements, that can be turned into projects, for the district to work on over the next 5 – 10 years. Besides the many large-scale capital/infrastructure projects that have been identified in the downtown area, the DDA can create projects around economic development issues such as beautification, marketing, business incubation, and grants for businesses to utilize for façade and other physical improvements, and support for workforce housing.
The projects the community identified through the master plan process as the most important, and that the DDA will focus on completing first, are improving the intersection at Lakeview Drive and HWY 119, wayfinding, and identifying and maximizing parking areas. These issues and their proposed improvements are outlined in the 2016 Master Plan.
In May 2016 the NDDA is asking DDA district members, the Town of Nederland staff and Board of Trustees, Advisory Boards and general public to comment on the Master Plan. We will incorporate any new themes or issues that we get as feedback into the Master Plan. In July the NDDA will ask the BOT to accept the 2016 Master Plan and revisit the possibility of a Debt Authorization election for November 2016 in order to be able to tackle the projects the community is requesting.
What we’d like from you is to use the questionnaire and stamped return envelope we’ve provided to comment on the 2016 Master Plan. You also may email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 303-258-3266, x28.
In order for the NDDA to be able to represent the downtown community, we need to hear from you. What is YOUR vision of downtown Nederland? We value your time and your comments will be very much appreciated.
Nederland Downtown Development AuthorityBoard of Directors
Board of Directors
Katrina Harms – Chair, Carousel of Happiness • Jeffrey Green – Vice Chair, Very Nice Brewing Co. • Mandy Kneer—Treasurer, Mountain People’s Co-op • Susan Schneider, Centennial Banking • Peter Marshall, Crosscut Pizzeria • Brent Tregaskis, Eldora Mountain Resort