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CRA advances microblight project plans for council consideration
Some buildings get to the point of becoming an eye soar to the surrounding neighborhood, but a new redevelopment concept in Grand Island focuses on targeting specific problem homes.
It's called a microblight project, and the Community Redevelopment Authority in Grand Island advanced the plans Wednesday for city council consideration.
Instead of focusing on hundreds of blocks in a blight and substandard study, the microblight focuses on a handful of blocks.
One vacant home off of South Kimball Ave. is the focus of the first project.
"We will be able to get a property off the books and if you will most developers will rebuild on those lots and of course that increases the tax base which benefits everybody," said Barry Sandstrom, Community Redevelopment Authority chairman.
Grand Island City Council has to approve the measure.
It'll be brought up at the July 18 meeting.
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