Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency (SURA), Sandpoint's redevelopment agency, was created in 2005 by the Sandpoint City Council. SURA was created to be an urban renewal agency unique to Sandpoint, not to replicate other urban renewal agencies in other Idaho cities. It was created for the primary reason of funding critical infrastructure projects in Sandpoint which would stimulate economic development and arrest urban deterioration and obsolesce. The SURA's original redevelopment districts were the Downtown Area and the Northern Area. The planned life (or term) of these districts is 24 years, with a planned district sun sets of 2029.