Montrose Urban Renewal Authority

The Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA) was formed in late 2016 by a resolution of the Montrose City Council. MURA encompasses approximately 150 acres along the Uncompahgre River northwest of the downtown Montrose. 


Board members and the organizations they represent are:
  • Brad Hughes - Montrose County
  • Tad Rowan, Chairman - Montrose Fire Protection District
  • Melanie Hall - Montrose County School District
  • Barbara Bynum - Special Districts Representative
  • Montrose City Council
  • Bill Bell, Executive Director

Development Plans

The master plan for Colorado Outdoors, the development that lies within the MURA's boundaries, includes approximately 670,000 square feet of development; the northern section being comprised of hotel and restaurant sites, with retail spanning Grand Avenue along the east end. Modern, quality housing units round out the southern end, with abundant open space and trail access adjoining the properties.

MURA and Colorado Outdoors have been working in tandem on the early phases of the public infrastructure development required to accommodate the hotel and an assortment of other businesses, as well as the planned 35,000 square foot Mayfly Outdoors manufacturing facility.  An estimated $83 million is proposed for site work, infrastructure improvements, river restoration, and open space enhancements.

MURA recently announced the award of a design contract to Montrose-based Del-Mont Consultants to complete civil design studies and a detailed civil design for the first phase of the project’s public infrastructure, which is expected to break ground in early 2018.