The Century Town Council has taken the next step in establishing a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), voting to use the services of an attorney to review documents.
Upon declaration of an area as blighted, the CRA works to improve conditions. As property tax values rise, most of the increase is funneled back into the redevelopment area for further improvements.
The Century Town Council voted in mid-May to move forward with developing a legal description of the 510 acre area depicted in a preliminary map. Town consultant Debbie Nickles returned to the council this week, requesting permission to have the documents reviewed by an attorney for legal sufficiency.
The area is bounded by Jefferson Avenue to the south, Jefferson Avenue to the east, State Road 4 to the north and the centerline of North Century Boulevard to the west. It also extends north on the east side of North Century Boulevard to include commerical properties up to, and including, the former Burger King.
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