The City of Columbus Redevelopment Department supports and facilitates the work of the Redevelopment Commission. The Department is responsible for executing multiple economic projects to benefit the public good, employment, housing, local economics or property remediation.
The Redevelopment Department is comprised of a full-time Director, a part-time Project Coordinator and a part-time Administrative Assistant. The Director oversees the budgeting for all Redevelopment projects. Budgetary funding is provided from Tax Increment Financing (TIF). TIF is a mechanism that diverts property taxes from specially designated Allocation Areas. The City of Columbus currently has four (4) TIF districts.
Mission: The Columbus Redevelopment Commission is committed to improving Columbus, Indiana by serving its citizens through balanced growth and revitalization. This is achieved through creative public and private engagement that seeks to promote and encourage business growth, expand economic and employment opportunities, and improve quality of life. The Redevelopment Commission administers and funds projects that support economic and workforce development, public infrastructure, and neighborhood revitalization.
Membership: The Commission is comprised of five (5) appointed voting members, one (1) non-voting member and one (1) non-voting liaison. The Commission meets in regular session – open to the public, once a month.