North Highway

Created Date – 1/1/1991 | Last Tax Year – 2021

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The first district was formed in 1991 shortly following the formation of the Rexburg Urban Renewal Agency. This district includes an area of sixty-six acres surrounding a portion of the North Highway. Projects in this district have included improving infrastructure to encourage commercial development in the area. Street and utility improvements on 2nd East were made to support development in that area anchored by the construction of a Walmart store and an adjoining strip mall. This area was expanded in 1995 and again in 2001 when additional work was needed in the area to encourage development.

Proposed Redevelopment Actions

The Agency proposes to eliminate and prevent the spread of deterioration in the Project Area by:

  • Acquisition of certain real property (if needed) and through the voluntary measures described in Section 305;
  • Demolition or removal of certain buildings and improvements for public rights-of-way for streets, utilities, walkways, and other improvements for public facility building sites, to eliminate unhealthful, unsanitary, or unsafe conditions, improve density, eliminate obsolete or other uses detrimental to the public welfare, or otherwise to remove or to prevent the spread of deterioration;
  • Provision for participation by property owners within the Project Area;
  • Management of any property acquired by any entity under the ownership and control of the Agency;
  • Provision for relocation assistance to displaced Project occupants, as required by law;
  • Installation, construction, or reconstruction of streets and utilities including development of water and sewer systems, electrical distribution and transmission lines in underground configuration if needed to encourage new developments, fiber optic systems, parking facilities, and other public improvements including civic buildings or community facilities owned or occupied by the Agency or other public agencies, including the City of Rexburg and Madison School District No. 321, storm drain systems, walkways, public open spaces, and visitors or information centers as may be deemed appropriate by the Urban Renewal Agency Board;
  • Disposition of property for uses in accordance with this Plan;
  • The redevelopment of land by private enterprise or public agencies for uses in accordance with this Plan;
  • Rehabilitation of structures and improvements by present owners, their successors, and the Agency;
  • Preparation and assembly of adequate sites for the development and construction of facilities for commercial, mixed-use development, office, appropriate retail, and other ancillary uses;
  • As allowed by law, lend or invest federal funds to facilitate urban renewal redevelopment; and
  • Construction of foundations, platforms, and other like structural forms necessary for the provision or utilization of air rights, sites for buildings to be used for residential, commercial, and other uses contemplated by the Plan, and to provide utilities to the development site.

In the accomplishment of these purposes and activities and in the implementation and the furtherance of this Plan, the Agency is authorized to use all the powers provided in this Plan and all the powers now or hereafter permitted by law. The Agency intends to encourage development of a mixed-use project consisting of governmental residential, office, and supporting commercial and retail. For purposes of this Plan, the reference to “Mixed-Use Development” shall mean this objective.

Objectives

Urban renewal action is necessary in the Project Area to combat problems of physical deterioration and economic underdevelopment.

The Project Area consists of an area along North Highway generally from West 2nd North on the south; North 2nd West on the west, then along the railroad right-of-way to East 7th on the north, and on the east adjacent to the City park and school district property to Barney Dairy Road. The area has a history of a slow-growing tax base primarily attributed to inadequate public improvements and facilities, poorly maintained properties, undeveloped and underdeveloped properties, inconsistent and diverse property ownership, and other deteriorating factors.

Hence, the Urban Renewal Plan for the Project Area is a proposal for public improvements and facilities: to provide an improved environment for new commercial and light manufacturing developments; to eliminate insanitary and unsafe conditions; to assist potential owner participation and other developers to assemble appropriate development sites where necessary through acquisition, demolition, and disposition activities; and to otherwise prevent the extension of deterioration and reverse the deteriorating action of the area.

Any streets or other rights-of-way to be vacated or relocated will create additional building area for Mixed-Use Development or public use. Vacations or relocations must be requested from the City of Rexburg or any agency having jurisdiction over the particular public right-of-way.

Air rights and subterranean rights may be disposed of for any permitted use within the Project Area boundaries.

Less than fee acquisition of any interest in real property may be utilized by the Agency when and if necessary to promote urban renewal in accordance with the objectives of the Plan.

The Agency may act to improve transportation opportunities throughout the Project Area.

The Agency may participate in the cost of removal of extraordinary site conditions. A further objective of the Plan is to provide for the acquisition and clearance of property to be used for other public facilities. Off-street parking facilities may be developed to serve new commercial uses within the Project Area. Over the life of the Plan, land use in the Project Area will be modified to the extent that buildings currently vacant and land underdeveloped may be converted to Mixed-Use Development, public and private parking, and public/semi-public uses.

The provisions of this Plan are applicable to all public and private property in the Project Area. The provisions of the Plan shall recognize the need for flexibility in interpretation and implementation. All development under an owner participation agreement shall conform to those standards specified in Section 303.1 of this Plan.

The Agency will play a key role in creating the necessary momentum. The following list represents the key elements of the plan:

1. Initiate simultaneous projects designed to revitalize the Project Area.
2. Secure certain public open space in critical areas (e.g., parks, plazas, and pathways); this public open space will greatly increase property values adjacent to it and greatly contribute simultaneously to a new sense of place.
3. Develop new Mixed-Use Development projects.
4. Pursue development across all land-use sectors.
5. Develop parking facilities.

Without Agency intervention, much of the Project Area could conceivably remain unchanged for the next several years. Success will come through numerous public-private partnerships. The Plan creates the necessary flexible framework for the Project Area to capture a share of Rexburg’s growing population and economy.

Washington School Area

Created Date – 1/1/1997 | Last Tax Year – 2017

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The 2nd project undertaken was on 1st North and Main Street surrounding the unsafe Washington School Building.

Proposed Redevelopment Actions

  • The Acquisition of certain real property;
  • The demolition or removal of certain buildings and improvements;
  • The provision for participation by property owners within the Project Area;
  • The management of any property acquired by and under the ownership and control of the Agency;
  • The provision for relation assistance to displaced Project occupants, as required by law;
  • The installation, construction, or reconstruction of streets and utilities and other public improvements;
  • The disposition of property for uses in accordance with this Plan;
  • The rehabilitation of structures and improvements by present owners, their successors, and the Agency;
  • The assembly of adequate sites for the development and construction of commercial facilities;
  • To the extent allowed by law, the lending or investing of federal funds to facilitate redevelopment.

Objectives

Urban Renewal action is necessary in the Project Area to combat problems of physical blight and economic obsolescence.

The Project Area consists of Main Street and the alley ways north and south of Main Street. The area has had slow growth during recent years due to: inadequate streets and alleys; poorly maintained properties; underdeveloped properties; inconsistent and diverse property ownership; and other deteriorating factors.

Hence, the Urban Renewal Plan for the Project Area is a proposal for street and alley improvements, clearance and removal of deteriorated buildings, land acquisition, and utilities, including water and sanitary sewer lines, to provide an improved environment for new and rehabilitated commercial facilities, to eliminate unsafe conditions, and to otherwise prevent the extension of blight and deterioration and reverse the deteriorating action of the area.

Downtown

Created Date – 1/1/2003 | Last Tax Year – 2027

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The 3rd district was originally formed downtown and included 7 city blocks bordered by 2nd West, 2nd East, 1st North, and 1st South. The 2003 Downtown District was put in place to combat problems of physical deterioration and economic underdevelopment in the seven block area, to make public improvements, and create public facilities. Key elements of the plan include initiating simultaneous projects designed to revitalize the project area, secure certain public open space in critical areas, develop new mixed-use development projects, pursue development across all land-use sectors, and develop parking facilities. In 2014 the Agency extended the Downtown district one block further from 1st South to 2nd South. (Indicated in green on the map.) The area has a history of a slow growing tax base primarily attributed to inadequate and deteriorating public improvements and other deteriorating factors.

Proposed Redevelopment Actions

The Agency proposes to eliminate and prevent deterioration and the spread of deteriorating conditions in the Project Area by:

  • Acquisition of certain real property (if needed) and through the voluntary measures described in Section 305;
  • Demolition or removal of certain buildings and improvements for public rights• of-way for streets, utilities, walkways, and other improvements for public facility building sites, to eliminate unhealthful, unsanitary, or unsafe conditions, improve density, eliminate obsolete or other uses detrimental to the public welfare, or otherwise to remove or to prevent the spread of deteriorating or deteriorated conditions;
  • Provision for participation by property owners within the Project Area to achieve the objectives of this Plan;
  • Management of any property acquired by and under the ownership and control of the Agency;
  • Provision for relocation assistance to displaced Project Area occupants, as required by law;
  • The installation, construction, or reconstruction of streets, railroad spurs (as allowed by law), utilities, including electrical distribution and transmission lines in underground configuration, if needed to encourage new developments, fiber optic or other communication systems, parking facilities, and other public improvements, including, but not limited to, irrigation and drainage laterals and ditches, canal crossings, storm drain systems, water and sewer improvements, fire protection systems, streetlights, traffic signals, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and other public improvements, including community facilities owned or occupied by the Agency or other public agencies, including the City’s walkways, public open spaces, community centers, cultural centers and visitors or information centers as may be deemed appropriate by the Board, and also including other public improvements, such as, but not limited to, installation, construction or reconstruction of fire stations and/or police stations;
  • Disposition of property for uses in accordance with this Plan;
  • The redevelopment of land by private enterprise or public agencies for uses in accordance with this Plan;
  • Rehabilitation of structures and improvements by present owners, their successors, and the Agency;
  • Preparation and assembly of adequate sites for the development and construction of facilities for commercial, public, mixed-use development, office, appropriate retail, and other ancillary uses;
  • As allowed by law, lend or invest federal funds to facilitate redevelopment;
  • Construction of foundations, platforms, and other like structural forms necessary for the provision or utilization of air rights, sites for buildings to be used for residential, public, commercial, and other uses contemplated by the Plan, and to provide utilities to the development site; and
  • Coordinating with the City in the implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan within the Project Area In the accomplishment of these purposes and activities and in the implementation and the furtherance of this Plan, the Agency is authorized to use all the powers provided in this Plan and all the powers now or hereafter permitted by law. The Agency intends to encourage development of a mixed-use project consisting of governmental, residential, office, and supporting commercial and retail. For purposes of this Plan, the reference to “Mixed-Use Development” shall mean this objective.

In the accomplishment of these purposes and activities and in the implementation and furtherance of this Plan, the Agency is authorized to use all the powers provided in this Plan and all the powers now or hereafter permitted by law. The Agency intends to encourage development of a mixed-use project consisting of residential, office, and supporting commercial and retail. For purposes of this Plan, the reference to “mixed-use” development shall mean this objective.

Objectives

Urban renewal action is necessary in the Project Area to combat problems of physical deterioration or deteriorating conditions.

The Project Area consists of the original approximately seven (7) city blocks bordered by 2nd West on the west, 2nd East on the east, 1st North on the north, and 1st South on the south. The 2009 amendment added the West 2nd South Area Hemming Site that included the area of West 1st South on the north, South 1st West on the east, properties on West 2nd South on the south, and South 2nd West on the west. The East 2nd South Area includes the following public street rights-of way:

1. East 2nd South Street from South 1st West Street to South 2nd East Street;
2. South Center Street from East 1st South Street to East 2nd South Street;
3. College Avenue from East 18′ South Street to East 2nd South Street;
4. South 1st East Street from East 181 South Street to East 2nd South Street;
5. Princeton Court; and
6. South 2nd East from East 1st South Street to East 2nd South Street.

The area has a history of a slow-growing tax base primarily attributed to inadequate and deteriorating public improvements and facilities, poorly maintained properties, undeveloped and underdeveloped properties, diverse property ownership, parcel site and configuration, and other deteriorating factors. Hence, the Plan for the Project Area is a proposal for street and utility improvements to provide an improved environment for new commercial, residential, public and Mixed-Use Development developments; eliminate unsafe conditions; assist potential owner participation and other developers to create appropriate development sites through parcelization of existing larger parcels and, where necessary, through acquisition, demolition, and disposition activities; and otherwise prevent the extension of deterioration and reverse the deteriorating action of the area.

Any streets or other rights-of-way to be vacated or relocated will create additional building area for Mixed-Use Development or public use. Vacations or relocations must be requested from the City or any agency having jurisdiction over the particular public right-of-way.
Air rights and subterranean rights may be disposed of for any permitted use within the Project Area boundaries.

Less than fee acquisition may be utilized by the Agency when and if necessary to promote redevelopment in accordance with the objectives of the Plan.

The Agency may act to improve transportation opportunities throughout the Project Area.

The Agency may participate in the cost of removal of extraordinary site conditions. A further objective of the Plan is to provide for the acquisition and clearance of property to be used for other public facilities. Off-street parking facilities may be developed to serve new commercial uses within the Project Area. Finally, an objective of the Plan is to provide for installation, construction or reconstruction of public facilities or buildings, including but not limited to fire stations and/or police stations. Over the life of the Plan, land use in the Project Area will be modified to the extent that buildings currently vacant and land underdeveloped may be converted to Mixed-Use Development, public and private parking, and public/semi-public uses.

The provisions of this Plan are applicable to all public and private property in the Project Area. The provisions of the Plan shall be interpreted and applied as objectives and goals, recognizing the need for flexibility in interpretation and implementation, while at the same time not in any way abdicating the rights and privileges of the property owners which are vested in the present and fame zoning classifications of the properties. All development under an owner participation agreement shall conform to those standards specified in Section 303.1 of this Plan.

This Plan must be practical in order to succeed. Particular attention has been paid to how it can be implemented, given the changing nature of market conditions. Transforming the Project Area into a vital, thriving part of the community requires an assertive strategy.
The following list represents the key elements of the Plan:

1. Initiate simultaneous projects designed to revitalize the Project Area. From street and utility improvements to significant new development, the Agency plans a key role in creating the necessary momentum to get and keep things going.
2. Secure certain public open space in critical areas (e.g., plazas and pathways); this public open space will greatly increase property values adjacent to it and greatly contribute simultaneously to a new sense of place.
3. Develop new Mixed-use Development projects.
4. Pursue development across all land-use sectors.
5. Develop parking facilities.
6. Install, construct, or reconstruct public facilities or buildings, including but not limited to fire stations and/or police stations.

Without Agency intervention, much of the Project Area could remain unchanged through the remaining term of the Plan. It is anticipated success will come through numerous public-private partnerships. The Plan creates the necessary flexible framework for the Project Area to support the City’s economic development.

University Boulevard

Created Date – 1/1/2007 | Last Tax Year – 2031

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The 4th development area was established in 2007, known as the University Boulevard- South 12th West District. It includes an area generally bounded by South 12 West.

Proposed Redevelopment Actions

The Agency proposes to eliminate and prevent the spread of deterioration in the Project Area by:

  • acquisition of certain real property;
  • The demolition or removal of certain buildings and improvements for rights-of-way for streets, utilities, walkway, and other improvements, for public facility building sites, to eliminate unhealthful, insanitary, or unsafe conditions, eliminate obsolete or other uses detrimental to the public welfare or otherwise to remove or to prevent the spread of deterioration or deteriorating conditions;
  • provision for participation by property owners within the Project Area;
  • management of any property acquired by and under the ownership and control of the Agency provision for relocation assistance to displaced Project occupants, as required by law;
  • installation, construction, or reconstruction of streets, utilities, including electrical distribution and transmission lines in underground configuration, if needed to encourage new developments, fiber optic or other communication systems, parking facilities, and other public improvements, including, but not limited to, irrigation and drainage laterals and ditches; storm drain systems; retention ponds; landscaped areas; paths and walkways; improvements to University Boulevard, South 12th West, and Yellowstone Highway; streetscape; and landscaping;
  • disposition of property for uses in accordance with this Plan;
  • redevelopment of land by private enterprise or public agencies for uses in accordance with this Plan;
  • rehabilitation of structures and improvements by present owners, their successors, and the Agency;
  • preparation and assembly of adequate sites for the development and construction of facilities for commercial, retail, entertainment, lodging, residential, and governmental use;
  • to the extent allowed by law, lending or investing federal to facilitate redevelopment; and
  • construction of foundations, platforms, and other like structural forms necessary for the provision or utilization of air rights; sites for buildings to be used for residential, commercial, industrial, and other uses contemplated by the Plan; and to provide utilities to the development site along Yellowstone Highway from University Boulevard to West 7th South.

In the accomplishment of these purposes and activities and in the implementation and furtherance of this Plan, the Agency is authorized to use all the powers provided in this Plan and all the powers now or hereafter permitted by law. The Agency intends to encourage development of a mixed-use project consisting of residential, office, and supporting commercial and retail. For purposes of this Plan, the reference to “mixed-use” development shall mean this objective.

Objectives

Urban Renewal action is necessary in the Project Area to combat problems of physical deterioration and economic underdevelopment.

The University Boulevard-South 12th West Project Area includes an area generally bounded by South 12th West, plus the School District No. 321 property adjacent to the west side, Pole Line Road on the south to Morningside and north on Morningside and along Fairview, Franklin, and Westwood to 2nd East. The boundary then continues from 2nd East west along Sunrise Drive to 2nd West, then north to 7th South continuing to 12th West, excluding certain property east of Yellowstone and south of 7th South to the new University Blvd., and as far east along 7th South as far as the west boundary of BYUI, and excluding residential parcels on both sides of South 5th West starting at Pole Line Road and going north to 7th South. The area has a history of a slow-growing tax base primarily attributed to inadequate street and utility improvements, inadequate public park areas, undeveloped properties, and other deteriorating areas.

This environment contrasts sharply with the growing economic and cultural strength of Rexburg and the Madison County region.

Hence, the Urban Renewal Plan for the Project Area is a proposal for major street, storm drain, and open space improvements to provide an improved environment for new and rehabilitated residential, retail, lodging, commercial, and industrial facilities; to eliminate unsafe conditions; and to otherwise prevent the extension of deterioration and reverse the deteriorating action of the area.

The streets to be vacated or relocated will create additional buildable area for retail, commercial, office, or public use. Vacations or relocations must be requested from the City of Rexburg or any agency having jurisdiction over the particular public right-of-way.

Air rights and subterranean rights may be disposed of for any permitted use within the Project Area boundaries.

Less than fee acquisition may be utilized by the Rexburg Urban Renewal Agency when and if necessary to promote redevelopment in accordance with the objectives of the Plan.

Temporary project improvement shall be provided to facilitate adequate vehicular and pedestrian circulation.

Agency may act to improve transportation opportunity through the Project Area. A further objective of the Urban Renewal Plan is to provide for the acquisition and clearance of property to be used for other public facilities. Over the life of the Plan, land use in the Project Area will be modified to the extent that buildings currently vacant and land underdeveloped will be converted to residential, lodging, commercial, retail, office, parks and paths, parking, and public/semi-public uses.

The provisions of this Plan are applicable to all public and private property in the Project Area. The provisions of the Plan shall be interpreted and applied as objectives and goals, recognizing the need for flexibility in interpretation and implementation, while at the same time not in any way abdicating the rights and privileges of the property owners which are vested in the present and future zoning classifications of the properties. All development under an owner participation agreement shall conform to those standards specified in Section 304 of this Plan.

This Plan must be practical in order to succeed. Particular attention has been paid to how it can be implemented, given the changing nature of market conditions. Transforming the Project Area into a vital, thriving part of the community requires an assertive strategy. The following list represents the key elements of that effort.

(a) Initiate simultaneous projects designed to revitalize the Project Area. From sidewalk improvements to significant new development, the Agency plans a key role in creating the necessary momentum to get and keep things going.

(b) Secure significant public open space. This open space will greatly increase property values adjacent to it and greatly contribute to a new sense of place.

(c) Develop and encourage new lodging opportunities, develop support facilities such as restaurants, and encourage new uses in the Project Area.

(d) Pursue development across all land-use sectors simultaneously.

Without direct public intervention, much of the Project Area could conceivably remain unchanged for the next several years. It is anticipated success will come through numerous public-private partnerships. The Plan creates the necessary flexible framework for the Project Area to capture a share of Rexburg’s growing population and economy.

North Interchange

Created Date – 1/1/2015 | Last Tax Year – 2035

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The 5th development area was established in 2015, known as the North Interchange District.

Proposed Redevelopment Actions

The Agency proposes promote economic development around the Walmart development by:

  • The acquisition of certain real property (if needed);
  • The management of any property acquired by and under the ownership and control of the Agency;
  • The disposition of property for uses in accordance with this Plan;
  • The redevelopment of land by private enterprise or public agencies for uses in accordance with this Plan;
  • The preparation and assembly of adequate sites for the development and construction of facilities for industrial, commercial, residential, retail, and governmental use;

Objectives

The Project Area and revenue allocation area consist of approximately [679] acres of property, including parcels currently located outside the City limits and within the boundaries of Madison County and parcels located within the boundaries of the City of Sugar City. Those properties that remain outside the City of Rexburg city limits will be governed by a negotiated intergovernmental agreement between the City and Madison County, and the City and, Sugar City. The Project Area boundaries are specifically identified on the attached map. The Project Area has a history of a slow-growing tax base primarily attributed to undeveloped or underdeveloped properties, deteriorated and vacant lots, faulty lot layout, lack of adequate public infrastructure, potential environmental issues and other deteriorating factors.

Site preparation, remediation of any environmental issues, enhancement of open areas and public recreation facilities, enhancement of infrastructure, including roadways, intersections and interchanges, sidewalk, curb, gutter, improvements to water and sewer facilities, as well as, remediating any drainage issues will enhance the overall development of the Project Area.

Hence, the Plan for the Project Area is primarily a proposal for street and utility improvements to provide an improved environment for new retail, residential and commercial facilities, public improvements or facilities, the elimination of unsafe conditions, and to otherwise prevent the extension of deterioration and reverse the deteriorating action of the area.

Temporary project improvements shall be provided to facilitate adequate vehicular and pedestrian circulation.

The provisions of this Plan are applicable to all public and private property in the Project Area. The provisions of the Plan shall be interpreted and applied as objectives and goals, recognizing the need for flexibility in interpretation and implementation, while at the same time not in any way abdicating the rights and privileges of the property owners which are vested in the present and future zoning classifications of the properties. All development under an owner participation agreement shall conform to those standards specified in Section 303.1 of this Plan.

This Plan must be practical in order to succeed. Particular attention has been paid to how it can be implemented, given the changing nature of market conditions. Transforming the Project Area into a vital, thriving part of the community requires an assertive strategy. The following list represents the key elements of that effort:

a. Initiate simultaneous projects designed to revitalize the Project Area. From street and utility improvements to significant new development, the Agency plays a key role in creating the necessary momentum to get and keep things going.
b. Develop new commercial opportunities and encourage economic development.
c. Pursue development across all land-use sectors.
Without direct public intervention, much of the Project Area could conceivably remain unchanged for the next several years. It is anticipated success will come through at least one public-private partnership. The Plan creates the necessary flexible framework for the Project Area to support the City’s economic development.

Land use in the Project Area will be modified to the extent that buildings currently vacant and land now devoted to scattered inconsistent uses will be convened to professional offices, residential housing, commercial, public and private parking, and/or public/semi-public uses. In implementing the activities described in this Plan, the Agency shall give due consideration to the provision of adequate park and recreational areas and facilities that may be desirable for neighborhood improvement, with special consideration for the health, safety and welfare of residents in the general vicinity of the site covered by the Plan.