Beaver Dam’s Downtown Redevelopment Committee Held First Meeting

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam’s Downtown Redevelopment Committee met on Wednesday for the first time. The new committee consolidates the functions of two other committees. The Community Development Committee is tasked with advancing, to the full city council, the sale of incentivized property in Beaver Dam’s business parks. The now-defunct Landmark Commission approved exterior alterations of downtown buildings under a set of criteria called Design Review Guidelines. Both committees had, at one time or another, approved downtown revitalization grants which is now the function of the new committee. The city has around a half-million dollars that can be used for the grants. The revenue was generated as part of a Tax Increment Finance District and must be used downtown. The new Downtown Redevelopment Committee is the only entity that approves the grants, under criteria to be ratified by the full city council. The new committee also continues the work of the Landmark Commission in regulating exterior building aesthetics.