Last Update: 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
The Richfield Planning Commission was set to take a number of actions on the proposal May 29, including: holding a public hearing on the proposed zoning changes, and considering whether the TIF application and sale of Richfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority land is consistent with the city's comprehensive plan. Since the application is incomplete, city staff will recommend that the commission go ahead with the public hearing, but continue its voting and the land sale discussion until the June 25 meeting.
A memorandum, written by Richfield City Manager Steve Devich, stated:
"The item related to the TIF Plan however is dependent on the completion of a draft TIF Plan including the "but-for" findings (and related documents including a Modification to the Richfield Redevelopment Project Area and a "But-For" Analysis). As is evidenced by the attached letter from HRA Attorney Julie Eddington staff and consultants are still lacking certain information needed to complete the draft TIF Plan and related documents. The result is that a completed TIF Plan could not be included in the agenda packets delivered to the Planning Commission today so that the Planning Commission could review the TIF Plan before making a determination as to whether the proposed TIF Plan and related documents are consistent with the Comprehensive Plan."
The earlier this year and , which included townhomes and a downsized apartment complex. After the development plan and new applications were submitted, the clock on the roughly 60-day review process started again. however, the need for a continuance will likely upset that schedule. According to the memorandum, city staff wasn't sure how this will affect future steps in the process.
The full memorandum is attached as a PDF to this article. The planning commission will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the council chambers at Richfield City Hall and Municipal Center. Its agenda has also been attached as a PDF.
Richfield Patch will continue to update readers as more information becomes available.