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l__l__skyline_of_appelton_large2The Community and Economic Development Department is here to help you discover why quality of life is serious business in Appleton.

Our mission is to deliver programs, administer regulations, and provide resources to:

» Present Appleton as a leader in the Fox Cities in which to live and do business,
» Promote comprehensive and smart growth concepts to ensure land use compatibility and quality built environments,
» Enhance and diversify the tax base through new construction and reinvestments in existing areas,
» Support improvements in the housing stock and advance the quality of our neighborhoods,
» Partner with the community in initiatives that promote Appleton as a vibrant area and improve the lives of Appleton's citizens.
Please visit our program areas for more detailed information on the resources of the Community and Economic Development Department.

 

**MIXED USE LIBRARY PROJECT RFP**

The City of Appleton held a tour of the Appleton Public Library facilities and site on December 6, 2017 for developers interested in responding to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Mixed Use Library Project.  The City of Appleton and Appleton Library Board are seeking a qualified developer for a mixed-use library development which may include residential, retail, office, medical or a mixture of uses in addition to the library.  Click here for a listing of those developers in attendance at the December 6 tour as well as notes from the meeting.  Click here for questions and answers from the tour.  Finally, you can also click here to view the RFP.  The Request for Proposals was made available on November 16, 2017, and it is due by noon CST on January 12, 2018.

 

**CREATION OF NEW TAX INCREMENTAL FINANCING DISTRICTS IN THE CITY**

The City of Appleton Community & Economic Development Department proposed the creation of two new Tax Incremental Districts (#11 & #12) within the City.  There was a Public Hearing held at the Tuesday, July 11 City Plan Commission meeting.  You can view the video for this meeting by clicking on this link.  These proposals were subsequently approved by the Common Council at their meeting on Wednesday, August 2 and then the Joint Review Board at their meeting on Wednesday, August 9.

Tax Incremental Financing District #11 is located along East College Avenue approximately from Drew Street to just west of Superior Street, south to Water Street and north to East Washington Street.  The purpose of the District is to eliminate blight and stimulate redevelopment, encourage commercial and residential development and improvements, to maintain and improve the tax base, increase employment opportunities, and improve the overall aesthetics of this area.  Click here for the TID #11 Project Plan.  Click here for an easier to read copy of the Parcel List for this Plan.  Click on the following for maps:  Tax Incremental Financing District #11 Boundary and Tax Incremental Financing District #11 Existing Uses and Conditions  and Tax Incremental Financing District #11 Boundary & 1/2 Mile Buffer   and TID #11 Proposed Improvements & Public Works Projects by Development Area

Tax Incremental Financing District #12 is located along West College Avenue from approximately the Badger Avenue/Story Street intersection to Walnut Street.  The purpose of the District is to encourage commercial and residential development and improvements, to maintain and improve the tax base, increase employment opportunities, and improve the overall aesthetics of this corridor by the rehabilitation and conservation of existing properties and businesses as well as the redevelopment of vacant, blighted, and underutilized properties as needed to support the renewal of this urban corridor.  Click here for the TID #12 Project Plan.  Click here for an easier to read copy of the Parcel List for this Plan.  Click on the following for maps:  Tax Incremental Financing District #12 Boundary and Tax Incremental Financing District #12 Existing Uses and Conditions  and Tax Incremental Financing District #12 Boundary & 1/2 Mile Buffer and TID #12 Proposed Improvements & Public Works Projects by Development Area

For clarification, Tax Incremental Financing District #3 is located in the middle of these 2 new proposed TIFs. Click on the following for the map showing the boundaries:  Downtown TIFs 

The following provides an overview of Tax Incremental Financing Districts and how they work.  Click on the following link for more information TIF District Overview

 

E-mail Director of Community and Economic Development Karen Harkness

2017 Calendar of meetings and deadlines for Community and Economic Development

Contact: Karen Harkness - Director of Community and Economic Development
Phone: 920-832-6468
Fax: 920-832-5994
Click here to email
Mailing Address: 100 N. Appleton Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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