Warner Robins to discuss city redevelopment plan at hearing Thursday

chwright@macon.comNovember 28, 2012 

WARNER ROBINS -- A public hearing will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. to discuss the establishment of the first tax allocation district in Warner Robins.

The hearing, held at City Hall, will review a redevelopment plan that calls for the creation of the special tax district. The special district would allow the city to use the increased property taxes of redeveloped property to revitalize the area.

The drafted redevelopment plan calls for new housing throughout the city’s north side, a technology corridor along Ga. 247, beautification of Watson Boulevard as a gateway to the city and a hotel/conference center.

The proposed tax allocation district would run along Watson Boulevard to help complete the conference center, gateway and Commercial Circle projects.

In all, the projects are estimated to cost about $30 million. The city could issue some bonds, backed by the general fund, to developers to begin the projects.

To contact writer Christina M. Wright, call 256-9685.

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