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Business Development Commission
May 27, 2010
4pm, City Hall
Charlie Downs, Aimee Rich, Pat Richards, Diane Drollinger, Greg Bratcher, Lee
Moss, Chalegne O’Brien
Roger Grow and
members of the Farmers Market Board updated the BDC about the Farmers Market
discussed the status of Explore WG; a meeting of the subcommittee was set.
Discussion of administration of the site occurred.
reviewed financial information concerning the City’s primary sources of
revenue, funds, principal taxpayers, major employers and other demographic and
A discussion of
the goal assigned to the BDC was lengthy. This goal states
Identify and pursue the revitalization of underutilized
properties that have a potential for better commercial use and an increased tax
Create a list of
properties with a low tax base, are vacant commercial properties, or are
properties with an unproductive use
maintain a list of the five properties with the highest potential for
development and focus on marketing them
types of businesses the community would support and pursue actions to attract
them to locate in the City.
Review the Gould
commercial property and low tax properties
and potential tenants about renting buildings and negotiating leases with
collaborative efforts among landlords, businesses, and the City
Maintain a mix of
understanding of the value of streetscaping
Find studies on
the value of staging and visuals and aesthetics on business success