CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATIONCHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION\ARTICLE 14. NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PLAN

The Governing Body of the City of Russell does hereby adopt the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, attached hereto, labeled and incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein, which shall replace the existing Plan adopted by Ordinance No. 1837.

(Ord. 1877)

Pursuant to K.S.A. 12-17,116 the Governing Body of the City of Russell hereby designates the real property described in the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan as the Neighborhood Revitalization Area and finds that said area contains:

(a)   A predominance of buildings which by reason of dilapidation or obsolescence are detrimental to public health, safety and welfare;

(b)   A substantial number of deteriorating structures which impairs sound growth of the City and retards the provision of housing and constitutes an economic liability;

(c)   A predominance of buildings which are significant and should be restored to reproductive use; and finds that the rehabilitation, conservation and redevelopment of said area is necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Russell. The Neighborhood Revitalization area is described as follows:

AREA A: Beginning at the intersection of West Wisconsin Street and North Van Houten Street; thence South to the intersection of West Wichita Avenue and North Van Houten Street; thence East to the intersection of West Wichita Avenue and South Ash Street; thence South to the intersection of South Ash Street and West Dorrance Street; thence East to the intersection of West Dorrance Street and South Main Street; thence South to the intersection of East Miller A venue and South Main Street; thence East to the intersection of East Miller A venue and South Fossil Street (U.S. 281 Hwy); thence Southeasterly to the intersection of South Fossil Street (U.S. 281 Hwy) and East Witt Avenue; thence West to the intersection of East Witt Avenue and Stephanie Street; thence South to the north right-of-way of Interstate 70; thence northeasterly along the north right-of-way of Interstate 70 to the west right-of-way of South Fossil Street (U.S. 281 Hwy.); thence East a distance of 250 feet; thence southeasterly along the north right-of-way of Interstate 70 to the east corporate city limits; thence north to the intersection of the east corporate city limits and Homer Road; thence east to the intersection of Homer Road and the east corporate city limits; thence north along the east corporate city limits a distance of 2657.19 feet; thence west to the intersection of East Dorrance Street and South Front Street; thence north to the intersection of South Front Street and the south boundary line of platted Theron Extension Addition; thence east along the south boundary of the Theron Extension Addition to the east boundary of platted Theron Extension Addition; thence north along the east boundary line of Theron Extension Addition to the intersection of East Wichita Ave; thence East to the intersection of East Wichita A venue and North Copeland Street; thence North to the intersection of North Copeland Street and East State Street; thence West to the intersection of East State Street and North Front Street; thence North to the dead end of East Ninth Street; thence West to the intersection of East Ninth Street and North Main Street; thence Southwesterly to the intersection of West Ninth Street and North Lincoln Street; thence South to the intersection of North Lincoln Street and West Seventh Street; thence West to the intersection of West Seventh Street and North St. John Street; thence South to the intersection of North St. John Street and West Wisconsin Street; thence West to the intersection of West Wisconsin Street and North Van Houten Street, this being the point of beginning.

AREA B: Beginning at the intersection of North Lincoln Street and West Eighteenth Street; thence South to the intersection of North Lincoln Street and West Fourteenth Street; thence West to the intersection of West Fourteenth Street and the alley between North Kilian Street and platted North St. John Street; thence South to the intersection of the alley between North Kilian Street and platted North St. John Street and the Union Pacific Railroad north right-of-way; thence Northeasterly to the intersection of the Union Pacific Railroad north right-of-way and North Copeland Street; thence Southeasterly to the intersection of the Union Pacific Railroad north right-of-way and the east corporate city limits; thence North to the intersection of the east corporate city limits and East Fifteenth Street; thence West to the intersection of East Fifteenth Street and North Elm Street; thence North to the intersection of North Elm Street and East Eighteenth Street; thence West to the intersection of West Eighteenth Street and North Lincoln Street, this being the point of beginning.

The governing body of the City of Russell is authorized to enter into an Interlocal Agreement to provide for the implementation of the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan as authorized by K.S.A 12-2901 et seq.

(Ord. 1877)

The Neighborhood Revitalization Plan tax rebate program will continue indefinitely until terminated or modified by the governing body of the City of Russell as provided by law.

(Ord. 1877)