County sets deadline for Urban Renewal Plan update

The Mitchell County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) is requesting that property owners interested in the potential second phase of the housing incentive program contact the MCEDC to verify their eligibility. 

Planning for phase two of the “Commercial Construction Incentive Program” has been underway for some time, and officials say the main goal is to increase the number of available houses in Mitchell County. 

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A housing study conducted around two years ago found that in order to keep up with demand, Mitchell County needed to be opening up around 50 houses per year. 

The program hopes to address this need, and state law requires properties be included in the county’s Urban Renewal Plan in order to be eligible for the incentives. 

“In order to be eligible to participate in this program the property involved must be in a designated Urban Renewal District,” said MCEDC Director Tony Stonecypher. “If you would like to be eligible, wonder if you are currently eligible, or just have questions about the program, please give us a call at the Economic Development office, 641-732-4790.”

The deadline to apply is April 4 at 4 p.m. and there is no cost to be added to the existing list if this deadline is met. 

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