Wednesday, February 13 – Why does South Corvallis need Urban Renewal?

Come and learn about the basics of this Urban Renewal District
Wednesday, February 13, 7-8:30 pm
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

A panel will also discuss the impact of the proposed district on south Corvallis and our community.

Our speakers will be:

  • Vince Adams, South Corvallis Renewal Plan Advisory Committee Member
  • Brigetta Olson, Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Penny York, former Corvallis City Counselor.

On March 12, 2019 the voters in the City of Corvallis will have the opportunity to approve an Urban Renewal District for South Corvallis.  If approved, the district would help provide affordable housing, improvements in street design and safety, access to commercial services, and other projects for Corvallis.

The proposed Urban Renewal District impacts 4.4% of the city’s property located along SW Third St, south of the Mary’s River. This part of the city has been underdeveloped for years, and contains only 2.3% of the city’s tax base. Urban Renewal creates no new taxes.

The League of Women of Corvallis has endorsed this measure.