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
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
MINUTES REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE
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).
CREATION OF NEW REDEVELOPMENT AREA
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
2. Blending the efforts simultaneously will give us a better
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
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
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
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
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
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