Details for City of Twin Falls URA - Ad from 2019-11-15
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TWIN FALLS TO CONSIDER THE URBAN RENEWAL PLAN FOR THE WASHINGTON STREET SOUTH URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT OF THE URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY OF THE CITY OF TWIN FALLS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Twin Falls will hold during its regular meeting, a public hearing in Council Chambers, 203 Main Avenue East Twin Falls, Idaho, on December 16, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., to consider for adoption the proposed Urban Renewal Plan for the Washington Street South Urban Renewal Project (“Plan”) of the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Twin Falls (“Agency”). The urban renewal and revenue allocation area boundary is hereinafter described. The Plan proposes that the Agency undertake urban renewal projects, including identifying public facilities for funding, pursuant to the Idaho Urban Renewal Law of 1965, Chapter 20, Title 50, Idaho Code, as amended. The Plan being considered for adoption contains a revenue allocation financing provision pursuant to the Local Economic Development Act, Chapter 29, Title 50, Idaho Code, as amended, that will cause property taxes resulting from any increase in equalized assessed valuation in excess of the equalized assessed valuation as shown on the base assessment roll as of January 1, 2020, to be allocated to the Agency for urban renewal purposes. The Agency has adopted and recommended approval of the Plan. The general scope and objectives of the Plan are: a. The engineering, design, installation, construction, and/or reconstruction of storm water management infrastructure to support compliance with federal, state and local regulations for storm water discharge and to support private development; b. The provision for participation by property owners and developers within the Project Area to achieve the economic development objectives of this Plan; c. The engineering, design, installation, construction, and/or reconstruction of streets, including but not limited to improvements and upgrades to Diamond Avenue West, Washington Street South, Park Avenue, and Highland Avenue, and related pedestrian facilities, intersection improvements and traffic signals; d. The engineering, design, installation, construction, and/or reconstruction of utilities (within and outside of the Project Area) including but not limited to improvements and upgrades to the water distribution system, booster system upgrades, water capacity improvements, water storage upgrades, sewer system improvements and upgrades, construction and/or reconstruction of pretreatment facilities, and improvements and upgrades to power and gas facilities. Construction of utilities outside of the Project Area are directly related to the growth and development within the Project Area, but cannot be sited within the Project Area, and include sewer main improvements along Grandview Dr. and Filer Ave. to increase capacity; a waterline extension project to loop the system around a portion of the Project Area; and improvements to the Wills Booster Station to increase capacity through pump acquisition and installation; e. Removal, burying, or relocation of overhead utilities; removal or relocation of underground utilities; extension of electrical distribution lines and transformers; improvement of irrigation and drainage ditches and laterals; addition of fiber optic lines or other communication systems; parking facilities, and other public improvements, including but not limited to, fire protection systems, roadways, curbs, gutters, and streetscapes, which for purposes of this Plan, the term streetscapes includes sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, benches, bike racks, public art and similar amenities between the curb and right-of-way line; and other public improvements, including public open spaces that may be deemed appropriate by the Board; f. The acquisition of real property for public right-of-way improvements, pedestrian facilities, utility undergrounding and streetscape improvements to create development opportunities consistent with the Plan, including but not limited to future disposition to qualified developers and for qualified developments, including economic development; g. The disposition of real property through a competitive process in accordance with this Plan, Idaho law, including Idaho Code § 50-2011, and any disposition policies adopted by the Agency; h. The demolition or removal of certain buildings and/or improvements for public rights-of-way, pedestrian facilities, utility undergrounding and streetscape improvements to encourage and enhance transportation and mobility options, decrease underutilized parcels, to eliminate unhealthful, unsanitary, or unsafe conditions, eliminate obsolete or other uses detrimental to the public welfare or otherwise to remove or to prevent the spread of deteriorating or deteriorated conditions; i. The management of any property acquired by and under the ownership and control of the Agency; j. The development or redevelopment of land by private enterprise or public agencies for uses in accordance with this Plan; k. The construction and financial support of infrastructure necessary for the provision of improved transit and alternative transportation; l. The provision of financial and other assistance to encourage and attract business enterprise including but not limited to start-ups and microbusinesses, mid-sized companies and large-scale corporations and industries; m. The rehabilitation of structures and improvements by present owners, their successors, and the Agency; n. The preparation and assembly of adequate sites for the development and construction of facilities for commercial, industrial and governmental use; o. To the extent allowed by law, lend or invest federal funds to facilitate development and/or redevelopment; p. The environmental assessment and remediation of brownfield sites, or sites where environmental conditions detrimental to development and/ or redevelopment exist; q. In collaboration with property owners and other stakeholders, working with the City to amend zoning regulations (if necessary) and standards and guidelines for the design of streetscape, multi-use pathways, parks and open space, and other like public spaces applicable to the Project Area as needed to support implementation of this Plan; r. The construction and financial support of infrastructure necessary for the provision of improved transit and mobility systems, including alternative forms of transportation; s. In conjunction with the City, the establishment and implementation of performance criteria to assure high site design standards and environmental quality and other design elements which provide unity and integrity to the entire Project Area, including commitment of funds for planning studies, achieving high standards of development, and leveraging such development to achieve public objectives and efficient use of scarce resources; and t. Other related improvements to those set forth above as further set forth in Attachment 5. Any such land uses as described in the Plan will be in conformance with zoning for the City of Twin Falls and the Twin Falls Comprehensive Plan, Grow With Us, as adopted by the City Council, or as may be applicable. Land made available will be developed by private enterprises or public agencies as authorized by law. The Plan identifies various public and private improvements which may be made within the Project Area. The Urban Renewal Project Area and Revenue Allocation Area herein referred to is described as follows: An area consisting of approximately 98.098 acres of land, exclusive of rights-of-way, located primarily in the south-central part of the City and consists of parcels adjacent or in close proximity to a major north / south arterial, Washington Street South. The thoroughfare is the primary access to the Twin Falls Regional Airport and, in this section, is also designated as Idaho State Highway 74. The area is more particularly described as follows: TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH RANGE 17 EAST, BOISE MERIDIAN, TWIN FALLS COUNTY, IDAHO, SECTION 20: A parcel of land located in the NE¼ of said Section 20 and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast (NE) Corner of said Section 20 (Which lies North 00°26’47” East a distance of 2703.31 feet from the East (E1/4) Quarter Corner of same section.) Thence South 00°26’47” West for a distance of 618.20 feet; Thence North 89°13’46” West for a distance of 10.00 feet to the center line of Washington Street South and the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence Southerly along the center line of Washington Street South, South 00°26’47” West a distance of 729.48 feet; Thence continuing along center line of Washington Street South, South 00°52’28” East for a distance of 433.80 feet; Thence continuing along center line of Washington Street South, South 00°26’47” West a distance of 922.00 feet; Thence North 88°59’09” West a distance of 2638.13 feet to the West Boundary of the NE¼; Thence continuing along the West boundary of the NE¼, North 00°22’57” East for a distance of 1346.71 feet; Thence South 89°05’22” East for a distance of 1319.79 feet; Thence North 00°24’39” East a distance of 730.46 feet to the North Right of Way of Diamond Avenue; Thence continuing along the North Right of Way of Diamond Avenue South 89°13’40” East for a distance of 1310.22 feet to the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING: The Project Area is also depicted in the map below. Copies of the proposed Plan are on file for public inspection and copying per the City of Twin Falls Public Records Policy at the office of the City Clerk, 203 Main Avenue East, Twin Falls, Idaho, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays. At the hearing date, time, and place noted above (December 16, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.), all interested persons are invited to attend the hearing to express their views regarding this proposal. Oral testimony may be offered at the meeting and may be restricted to no more than 3 minutes per person. Written testimony of more than two pages must be submitted at least five working days prior to the hearing; other written testimony may be submitted to the Planning & Development Services Department up to the time of the hearing. Additional information may be obtained by calling 208-735-7240 or by email at NMurray@tfid.org. City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Leila Sanchez at email@example.com; 208-735-7245 or 203 Main Avenue East, Twin Falls, Idaho. DATED: November 8, 2019. Leila Sanchez, Deputy City Clerk 2 PUBlICaTION daTES: November 15 and 29, 2019.