Century Approves CRA Redevelopment Plan (With Plan PDF)

September 12, 2018

Century’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) plans have received the final approval of the Century Town Council.

After a February 2016 tornado damaged or destroyed 40 homes and businesses, the town looked to address the long-term effects on the community of a downturn in economic development. That led to the redevelopment area.

The plan sets a roadmap for uture development and spending to eliminate existing conditions of blight and to encourage continued private investment. The plan also provides a framework for coordinating and facilitating public and private redevelopment within the area.

Once the CRA is in place and operating, it will work to improve conditions within the area. As property tax values rise, most of the increase will be funneled back into the redevelopment area for further improvements.

The CRA area is 510 acres, bounded by Jefferson Avenue to the south, Jefferson Avenue to the east, East High 4 to the north and the center line of North Century Boulevard to the west. It also extends north on the east side of North Century Boulevard to include commercial properties up to, and including, the former Burger King. Click here for a detailed map (pdf). The area is about 25 percent of the town area of the town.

Review the plan by clicking here.

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4 Responses to “Century Approves CRA Redevelopment Plan (With Plan PDF)”

  1. Chelleepea on September 13th, 2018 12:10 pm

    It is concerning that the council will be running the CRA but didn’t attend any of the meetings.

  2. SW on September 13th, 2018 11:16 am

    I love how the ones that really pay higher taxes in the town can never get help!!! We need our road repaired on Briggs potholes and flooding but we seem to get left out all the time! it takes months with just a simple water leak to get help? Tired of paying the high taxes and getting no help!!!! please explain why???

  3. Wowsie woo on September 12th, 2018 6:32 pm

    Consultant was paid well, let see if the council has a clue how to manage this and whattzup with the Alger Sullivan Property?

    My guess is NADA

    Tick Tock Tick Tock

  4. DP on September 12th, 2018 5:21 pm

    This is a joke. it will never happen correctly. if the town council cannot observe simple directions laid out in the town charter then how are they going to manage this. They should be required to address The current conditions of blight and dilapidated housing with code enforcement but this would only lead to fines and leins. 26% of the homes indicated in the report are poor or dilapidated and the people who reside in these homes or own these properties do not care. There’s going to have to be some rigid direction and enforcement in order for this plan to succeed and a lot of people will be unhappy. So clean up, pay up or move away and let the plan work..

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