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On The Street
Five things to know from city council
TIF request fails again For the second time in a month, the Alexandria City Council considered a request to extend tax increment financing for Torborg Builders, but the result was the same. It failed when the council and mayor, acting as the city's Economic Development Authority,...
January 23, 2017 - 11:39pm
November 16, 2016
$3 million apartment project gets tax break
A $3 million project to build a three-story, 18-unit apartment building in south Alexandria will receive a tax break. At its meeting Monday night,...
November 16, 2016 - 6:00am
September 26, 2016
Developer seeks tax break for $3 million apartment project
The developers of a $3 million, 18-unit apartment building in south Alexandria are pursuing a tax break from the city. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council scheduled a public hearing to consider the tax increment financing request from Lakewood Terrace, LLC. It...
September 26, 2016 - 11:35pm
May 6, 2016
LETTER: School district should reconsider abatement request for project
To the editor: As an Alexandria resident and a retired building and zoning official, I would like to express some thoughts about the tax increment financing that is being considered for the new Holiday Inn project. If you have a source of income, naturally you do not want to lose...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
February 11, 2013
Report examines tax increment financing in Minnesota
State Auditor Rebecca Otto has released the Tax Increment Financing Legislative Report. This 17th annual legislative report was compiled from information received from the 426 development authorities currently authorized to exercise tax increment financing (TIF) powers in Minnesota....
February 11, 2013 - 11:45am
November 15, 2012
Low-income housing plan in Alexandria gets tax break
A project to build a 24-unit townhome development for low to moderate income families will receive a tax break from the city of Alexandria. At...
November 15, 2012 - 3:00pm
June 1, 2012
COUNCIL UPDATE: Big plans for The Wharf, housing near new school
Two big developments are seeking a little tax help from the city of Alexandria.
June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
September 16, 2011
1298059 Public Hearing - Modification of Development Program
Public Hearing Publish September 16, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF ALEXANDRIA COUNTY OF DOUGLAS STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council shall meet on Monday, September 26, 2011, commencing at approximately 7:15 o'clock p.m. at City Hall, 704 Broadway,...
September 16, 2011 - 12:00am
August 12, 2011
1294043 Public Notice - City of Alexandria TIF Disclosure
Public Notice Publish August 12, 2011 2010 ANNUAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT CITY OF ALEXANDRIA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT #1 District Number and Name: 7. Sunrise Apartments Current net tax capacity: $0 Original tax capacity: $0 Captured tax capacity: $0 Principal/Interest due in...
August 12, 2011 - 12:00am
August 3, 2011
1293060 Public Notice - Douglas County TIF Disclosure
Public Notice Publish August 3, 2011 2010 ANNUAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Name of TIF Authority: Douglas County HRA Name of Municipality: Douglas County The following information represents the annual disclosure of tax increment districts for the year ended December 31, 2010. ...
August 3, 2011 - 12:00am
December 1, 2010
Tax break for townhome development goes down the tubes
There were supposed to be luxury tri-level townhomes built by Walgreen's at 10th Avenue and Fillmore Street. It never happened. That's why the Alexandria City Council voted on November 22 to remove the tax break the development would have received through tax increment financing...
December 1, 2010 - 12:00am
September 22, 2010
Luxury apartment units removed from TIF contract
When plans for a new Walgreen's in Alexandria were approved three years ago, the developers had something else in mind as well - 11 luxury, tri-level townhouses behind the store at 10th Avenue and Fillmore Street. Walgreen's was built but nothing became of the townhouses. Because...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
August 13, 2010
1122150 Disclosure Statement - City of Alexandria TIF
Disclosure Statement Publish August 13, 2010 2009 ANNUAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT CITY OF ALEXANDRIA DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT #1 District Number and Name: 7. Sunrise Apartments Current net tax capacity: $0 Original tax capacity: $0 Captured tax capacity: $0 Principal/Interest...
August 13, 2010 - 12:00am
July 30, 2010
1123251 Disclosure Statement - Douglas County HRA TIF
Disclosure Statement Publish July 30, 2010 2009 ANNUAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Name of TIF Authority: Douglas County HRA Name of Municipality: Douglas County The following information represents the annual disclosure of tax increment districts for the year ended December 31, 2009. ...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
February 13, 2010
Auditor's report examines tax increment financing
State Auditor Rebecca Otto released the 2008 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Legislative Report this week. Tax increment financing is a tool created by the Minnesota Legislature to promote economic development, redevelopment, and housing development in areas where it would not otherwise...
February 13, 2010 - 8:02am