The Authority was created on November 4, 2003 pursuant to the Colorado Urban Renewal Law (C.R.S. 31-25-1) to oversee development and redevelopment of identified blighted areas within the Town.

The Town Council approved the formation of the Authority at a public hearing, and filed applicable certification of compliance with the Division of Local Government. Its operations are governed by a Board of Commissioners comprised solely of members of the Town Council. The Authority is reported as a special revenue fund.