Downtown Development Authority Meeting April 25, 2018

MEMBERS: Ms. Loren Roberts, Vice-Chair; Mr. Jonathan Eady, Mr. Mike Ready, Mr. Brian Barnard, and Ms. Martha Molyneux. Mr. Mark McGiboney was absent.

STAFF: Matthew Pepper, assistant city manager and DDA secretary/treasurer.

GUESTS: There were no guests in attendance.

OPENING: At 7:00 PM, Ms. Roberts called the meeting to order.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Upon motion of Mr. Ready, seconded by Mr. Eady, the minutes for the meeting on March 21, 2018 were approved. The vote was 5 – 0.

REVIEW OF E. CLARK STREET DEVELOPMENT DRAFT: The DDA members reviewed the design rendering for the E. Clark Street Development. They recommended that Indian Creek Drive be shifted further east to protect private property owners from owning a home too close to a flood plain. Shifting the street would also give the city the opportunity to keep and maintain the vegetative buffer between the city limits and the industrial development on the other side of Dried Indian Creek. With this recommended change, the lots currently depicted along Indian Creek Drive would be removed, and placed next to the existing homes between Orna Street and Indian Creek Drive. Lastly, the DDA members further recommended that Historical Concepts depict a house on the smaller of the two vacant lots at the entrance of E. Clark Street.

REVIEW OF STRATEGIC INVESTMENT PLAN DRAFT: The DDA members reviewed the Strategic Investment Plan Draft document. They suggested several changes to the document which focused on the viability of the recommended east-west road connections, as well as the descriptions of how the city utilizes its rights-of-way. Mr. Pepper will communicate the DDA’s recommended suggestions to the team at Historical Concepts. 

ADJOURNMENT: Ms. Roberts adjourned the meeting at 8:31 PM.

Approved by:

Matthew Pepper, Secretary/Treasurer