Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bloomington City Council Votes on Sewers and TIFF District

Bloomington City Council approves $1.7 million dollars worth of sewer work and a new TIF district. The $1.7 million dollars will help the city take a more proactive approach to sewer maintenance. Council also approved a new TIF district Monday night. Those areas give economic incentives to developers. The district covers a little over two city blocks where buildings, like the old Front N' Center, are vacant and falling apart. Alderman Kevin Lower voted against the district saying he doesn't  view the government as the driving force behind any of this. Lower says the council is acting reactionary, rather than being pro-development. The city is hoping the TIF district will help revitalize the vacant area.

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