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2001 Minutes & Agendas: Minutes - March 6, 2001 (RDA)

Minutes of the Centerville City Redevelopment Agency meeting held Tuesday, March 6, 2001 at 9:45 p.m. in the Centerville City Council Chambers, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.


Chairman: Frank W. Hirschi


Rick S. Bangerter
David R. Gill
Brian Gold
Ronald G. Russell
Nancy F. Smith

Executive Director: Steve H. Thacker
Recording Secretary: Connie Larson


Blaine L. Lutz, Finance Director
Paul Allred, Community Development Director


Renee Turner, Clipper
Sherri Lindstrom


Director Gold made a motion to approve the February 20, 2001 RDA meeting minutes. Director Bangerter seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote (5-0).


Director Smith displayed a map of a portion of Centerville City and gave an outline for the creation of a new redevelopment area. The proposed redevelopment would include Main Street and the south end of the 50-acre site. By creating an additional RDA and blending the two areas together, Director Smith believes it would help to accomplish the following:

1. Build a feeling of inclusion, not exclusion for existing businesses.

2. Blending the efforts simultaneously will give us a better success story.

3. Could Main Street businesses allow use of their parking space for evening Village use?

4. In the new development, there will be a "Village" image created by landscape, trees, lighting, benches, covered bus stops, etc. That same image should flow to Main Street.

5. We need additional streets and paths connecting to a Village; increment money from the RDA would help infrastructure needs in a greater area.

6. Offer incentives to non-conforming businesses along Main Street to relocate.

7. Will any Main Street businesses want to be a part of the new Village? If so, planning could include those parcels of land on Main Street for the other uses, such as open space, arts, restaurants. We should try to expand activities more evenly throughout the whole area to keep Main Street viable.

8. A holistic approach would include the use of increment money to solve some existing needs, such as Cedar Springs and the needed drainage connection, the water flow problem on 100 West, etc. The new development otherwise would benefit from increment funds to the exclusion of neighboring needs.

9. If an RDA is formed this year, we would be able to take full advantage of all the improvements that have just been made (Main/Center Street, Farmers Insurance, Cutler’s). We would have a base of increment money available next year.

Director Smith said her preference would be to include Centerville Elementary School in the proposed RDA. With an RDA, money from increments could be used to upgrade the duplexes on 400 North next to Centerville Elementary.

Paul Allred said the informal meeting attended by himself, Nancy Smith, Paula Tew, and Grant Talbot were initially to discuss land use on Main Street, but the discussions evolved into access, commercial development, street lighting, green space, etc. Recommendations from the meeting to be presented to the Planning Commission and City Council are:

1. Create an east/west access between Main Street and the Village Center.

2. Tie in the green space throughout the area.

3. Do something on Main Street.

4. Low-income housing.

Blaine Lutz said he will ask a consultant to review what an RDA could fund in this area.

At 10:22 p.m. Director Gill made a motion to adjourn the RDA meeting and return to City Council meeting. Director Gold seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote.


Steve Thacker, Executive Director
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

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