FD council to consider projects

The Fort Dodge City Council is expected to act on a measure Monday that would make three major projects eligible for assistance in the form of tax increment financing.

Those projects are the Crosstown Industrial Park, a development called Triton Plaza, and the renovation of the vacant Warden Plaza.

The council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S.

First, the council will act as the city’s Board of Health to consider the condition of houses at 310 and 312 G Street. On July 26, 35 cats and nine dogs were removed from those houses in an operation that involved police and firefighters.

At 5:30 p.m. the council will have a workshop discussion on the plan to build new steps on the front of the Municipal Building.

The council’s regular business meeting will start at 6 p.m. During that session, the elected officials will consider a measure to amend the urban renewal plan. Doing that would be the first step to providing tax increment financing assistance to the industrial park, Triton Plaza and the Warden Plaza.

The industrial park will be located on 140 acres of ground north of the Decker Truck Line Inc. campus on Fifth Avenue South. When it’s fully developed, the park could be the site of 800 jobs, city officials have estimated.

Triton Plaza will be located on the south side of Kenyon Road between the water tower and U.S. Highway 169. Plans for the site include a hotel, office space, stores and apartments.

Landover Corp., of Lake Barrington, Ill., plans to redevelop the Warden Plaza in the 900 block of First Avenue South. Its proposal calls for stores on the first floor, offices on the second floor and apartments on the third through eighth floors.

Also on Monday, the council will consider reducing the Blanden Memorial Art Museum Board of Trustees from nine to seven members.