Front Street Urban Renewal District (2016)
Public Hearing Notice & Description:
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DRIGGS, IDAHO TO CONSIDER THE URBAN RENEWAL PLAN FOR THE FRONT STREET URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT OF THE DRIGGS URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY OF THE CITY OF DRIGGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the city of Driggs, Idaho (the “City”), will hold during its special meeting, a public hearing at Driggs City Hall, 60 S. Main Street, Driggs, Idaho, on October 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., to consider for adoption the Urban Renewal Plan for the Front Street Urban Renewal Project (“Plan”) of the Driggs Urban Renewal Agency (“Agency”). The boundaries of the Plan revenue allocation area are hereinafter described. The boundaries of the urban renewal area and the revenue allocation area are concurrent. The Plan proposes that the Agency undertake urban renewal projects pursuant to the Idaho Urban Renewal Law of 1965, Chapter 20, Title 50, Idaho Code, as amended (the “Law”). The Plan being considered for adoption contains a revenue allocation financing provision pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act, Chapter 29, Title 50, Idaho Code, as amended (the “Act”), that will cause property taxes resulting from any increase in equalized assessed valuation in excess of the equalized assessed valuation as shown on the base assessment roll as of January 1, 2016, to be allocated to the Agency for urban renewal purposes. The Agency has adopted and recommended approval of the Plan.
The general scope and objectives of the Plan are:
- The acquisition of certain real property for right-of-way improvements;
- The demolition or removal of certain buildings and improvements for public rights-of-way for streets, utilities, walkways, and other improvements, for public facility building sites, to eliminate unhealthful, unsanitary, or unsafe conditions, enhance density, eliminate obsolete or other uses detrimental to the public welfare or otherwise to remove or to prevent the spread of deteriorating or deteriorated conditions;
- The provision for participation by property owners within the Project Area to achieve the objectives of this Plan;
- The management of any property acquired by and under the ownership and control of the Agency;
- The provision for relocation assistance to displaced Project Area occupants as a result of any Agency activity, as required by law;
- The elimination of environmental deficiencies in the Project Area, including, among others, deteriorated and inadequate public improvements including certain streets; and improvements to roadways, curbs, gutters and streetscapes, which for purposes of this Plan, the term includes sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, benches, bike racks, public art and similar amenities between the curb and right of way line; improvements to public utilities including water and sewer improvements, and fire protection systems; other related public improvements; removal, burying, or relocation of overhead utilities; extension of electrical distribution lines and transformers; improvement of irrigation and drainage ditches and laterals; and improvement of storm drainage facilities;
- The disposition of property for public use in accordance with this Plan;
- The redevelopment of land by private enterprise or public agencies for uses in accordance with this Plan;
- The rehabilitation of structures and improvements by present owners and their successors;
- The preparation and assembly of adequate sites for the development and construction of facilities for industrial, commercial, retail, and governmental use;
- To the extent allowed by law, lend or invest federal funds to facilitate redevelopment; and
- To make improvements to utilities to encourage development through the Project Area.
Any such land uses as described in the Plan will be in conformance with zoning for the City and the Driggs Comprehensive Plan, as adopted by the City Council. Land made available will be developed by private enterprises or public agencies as authorized by law. The Plan identifies various public and private improvements which may be made within the urban renewal and revenue allocation area.
The Plan Urban Renewal and Revenue Allocation Area herein referred to is described as follows:
This Project Area is approximately 33 acres, and generally includes the geographic area bounded by the Huntsman Springs Planned Unit Development on the west, Main Street on the east, Depot Street on the south and Ross Avenue on the north.
The boundary of the Plan revenue allocation area is also depicted in the map in Attachment 1 to the Plan below.
Copies of the proposed Plan are attached below and are on file for public inspection and copying for the cost of duplication at the office of the City Clerk of Driggs, 60 S. Main Street, Driggs, Idaho, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday, exclusive of holidays.
The hearing will be held in a handicapped accessible facility. All information presented in the hearing shall also be available upon advance request in a form usable by persons with hearing or visual impairments; individuals with other disabilities may receive assistance by contacting the City 24 hours prior to the hearing.
At the hearing date, time, and place noted above (October 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.), all persons interested in the above matters may appear and be heard. Written comments will also be accepted. Comments should be directed to the City Clerk of Driggs. Written comments should be submitted seven (7) days prior to the hearing date.
DATED this 14th day of September 2016.
Kreslyn Schuehler, City Clerk
2 publication dates: September 22, 29, 2016.