City planner exploring options on Downtown Urban Renewal



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Earlier this month, City Planning Manager Erik Nobel was asked by City Council to find an option where the Downtown Urban Renewal District could be renewed and the remaining projects will be completed.

Nobel says the original plan called for the city to renew the district for around $6 million, which requires agreement from other entities. Nobel says the city asked:

Those districts include the county, Basin Transit and others. So now Nobel says they’ll proceed with asking for a 20 percent renewal – or $2.1 million – while trying to get the overlapping districts increased revenue that in the past has gone to capital improvements.

Nobel says cooperation is very important for the city council, which has the final say on the renewal of the Downtown Urban Renewal District.

Nobel says the city is targeting December to get these projects done.