CITY HOSTING MEETINGS:
CITY HOSTING OPEN HOUSE
ON TAX INCREMENT FINANCING RESOLUTION
November 6 informal session to gather
feedback on proposed TIF changes
RAPID CITY--Proposed changes to the City's tax increment financing (TIF) policies will be the focus of an open house next week hosted by the Department of Community Development. The session begins at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 6 in City Hall's Council Chambers. The public is invited.
For several months, department staff have been working on a resolution with changes to existing tax increment financing policies. The purpose of the open house is to share specifics to the draft resolution and gain public feedback and input. The department plans to bring the resolution forward for City committee and council consideration in November.
"Tax increment financing has been an important tool and resource to promote growth and development in Rapid City dating back to the 1980s," said Ken Young, director of the Department of Community Development. "The goal in bringing the resolution forward is to make TIFs a stronger and more efficient resource that will result in continued growth and development for the community moving forward."
The open house will include a presentation from City staff and an opportunity for questions and feedback from the public.
CITY HOSTING QUARTERLY
'COFFEE WITH PLANNERS' SESSION NOVEMBER 6
Informal quarterly discussions provide
updates, gather input from planners, developers, public
RAPID CITY--The City's Department of Community Development will host its quarterly "Coffee With Planners" Wednesday, November 6, at 9 a.m. in the City Hall's Council Chambers. The public is invited.
The hour-long session offers participants the opportunity to rotate to three discussion tables featuring various topics, according to City officials. Table discussions at the November 6 session will include zoning for small lot homes (such as tiny homes and garden homes), the basics of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, and an update on the new Civic Center arena project.
"We look forward to these informal coffee sessions as they provide us with a great exchange of ideas and feedback with planners, developers and the general public and to provide updates," said Community Development Director Ken Young. "These discussions are always quite productive for City staff and participants."
The coffee events are held quarterly. Coffee, bagels and doughnuts will be provided.
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