Posted: January 21, 2020
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: 19OA002 - Ordinance to Update the TIF District Review Process by amending Chapter 3.26

Agenda Item Title:

19OA002 - Ordinance to update the Tax Increment Financing District Review Process by Amending Chapter 3.26 of Rapid City Municipal Code

Origination Group:
Planning Commission
Origination Meeting Date:
Stage 2 Group Name:
Legal & Finance Committee
Stage 2 Meeting Date:
City Council First Reading Date:
City Council Second Reading Date:
City of Rapid City
Staff Contact:
Patsy Horton, Long Range Planning Manager
Agenda Item Summary:
Ordinance 6310 amends Chapter 3.26, implementing the revisions provided in the Rapid City Tax Increment Financing Policy. The companion item, Resolution 2019-015, adopts the new TIF Policy. The proposed Policy revisions focus public infrastructure funding assistance toward infill development and redevelopment within the core areas of the community as well as identifying targeted uses, including affordable housing. Other policy improvements include an enhanced pre-application process, a shortened approval timeline consistent with the SDCL 11-9 public hearing requirements, options for third party application review, and a new evaluation chart to assist in determining the project’s compatibility with the Policy objectives. One of the significant changes to the proposed Policy includes creating a Tax Increment Review Team comprised of various staff members. This creates consistency with the process recently established for other development applications, e.g., the Development Review Team. Once the applicant submits an application for a new district or amended project plan, staff will also present the proposal to both the local School Board and Pennington County Commission to give them an opportunity to comment on the application prior to consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center


Origination Recommendation Action:
Origination Recommendation Notes:
Planning Commission Continued to the April 4, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting: 3/7/2019; Planning Commission Continued to the May 23, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting; 4/4/2019; Planning Commission Continued to the September 26, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting; 5/23/2019; Planning Commission Continued to the October 24, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting; 9/26/2019; Planning Commission continued the Ordinance Amendment to the November 21, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting: 10/24/2019; Planning Commission continued to the January 9, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting: 11/21/2019; Public Works Forward to City Council Without Recommendation: 1/14/2020; Legal Finance Committee Forward to City Council without Recommendation: 1/15/2020
City Council Recommendation Notes:
City Council Tabled for further review by Department of Community Development and recommend that Mayor develops a task force to oversee and review this process.

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