A public hearing will be conducted Monday evening during the Scottsbluff City Council meeting to determine if the East Overland Corridor should be declared blighted and substandard.
A city contracted study indicated more than half of the buildings in the designated area are deteriorating or dilapidated and there are substandard streets and offset intersections that support argument for designating the area as blighted and substandard
City Planner Annie Folck told KNEB News the designation will allow property owners in that area to use tax increment financing when developing property.
Folck said the designation would not negatively affect property values, but could actually increase property values in the neighborhood over time.
The council will also get an update on the Riverside Discovery Center from Board President Martin Mickey, consider an e-Center agreement with Twin Cities Development, and consider the final reading of an ordinance that would establish a one and a half percent restaurant tax effective January 1st.