City Council Adopts 2010 Blight Study For Redevelopment

The city council passed a resolution declaring two sections of Minden north of the Highway 6 & 34 and Highway 10 intersection as blighted and substandard at Monday night’s city council meeting.
The Blight study was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission prior to being sent to the city council for final approval and adoption.
Courtney Dunbar, Olsson Associates, presented a brief overview of the 2010 Blight Study prior to the public hearing.
Dunbar said that Olsson Associates was contracted by the city for the blight and substandard study in 2010.
The study area was broken down into existing land use or likely land use within the entire area.  Study Area 1, highlighted in blue on the map presented by Dunbar, is largely defined as residential in nature with limited highway commercial development.  Approximate boundaries for Area 1 were described by Dunbar as the undeveloped corporate limits on the north, Brown Avenue to the east, U.S. Highway 6 and 34 to the south, and Tower Street to the west until Tenth Street and then undeveloped corporate limits to the north boundary.  Study Area 2, highlighted in red, was defined as mixed with residential, highway commercial, recreation, and public uses.  Approximate boundaries for Area 2 were the undeveloped corporate limits on the north, U.S. Highway 6 and 34 to the south, undeveloped corporate limits to the east and Brown Avenue to the west.

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