Redevelopment


Redevelopment Program Coordinator: Natasha Kauffmann

2020 Redevelopment Commission Members

Redevelopment Commission (RDC) Members are appointed by Elkhart County Elected Officials & includes the following:

  • Mike Huber, President
  • Amanda Leazenby, Vice President
  • Rick Gentle, Secretary
  • Darryl Riegsecker
  • Jon Hunsberger
  • Sara Huss
  • Dave Dygert
  • Greg Eash, School Boards Liaison

  • Support Staff:
    • Chris Godlewski, Planning & Development Director
    • Natasha Kauffmann, Redevelopment Coordinator
    • Tamika Carter-Mitchell, Recording Secretary
    • Craig Buche, Legal Counsel

2020 RDC Meetings

RDC meetings take place every first Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm at the Public Services Building unless otherwise stated.

For Minutes and Agendas, please reach out to the Redevelopment Coordinator (see "Contact" heading).

  • May 7th
  • June 7th
  • July 9th
    (Pushed back due to holiday)
  • August 6th
  • September 3rd
  • October 1st
  • November 5th
  • December 3rd


  • To access a Public RDC Meeting digitaly, CLICK HERE at the start time of the meeting

    or Copy Paste the following URL: https://bit.ly/2VZwI94



2020 RDC Vissioning Sessions

The RDC will be holing 3 Visioining Sessions open to the Public on Tuesday May 5th, 12th, & 19th at 5:00 p.m.

To access these Vissioning Sessions digitally, CLICK HERE at the start time of the meeting

or Copy Paste the following URL: https://bit.ly/3dfAEbr

TIF Projects

The RDC is primarily focused on projects that happen in or near a designated TIF area. The RDC may come up with projects themselves, or have projects suggested to them by government officials, private developers, and local citizens.

Projects are often focused on increasing property values in the area, and tend to be either public use projects (paths, parks, road improvements, signs, etc.) or private development projects (extending water and sewer lines, R.O.W. landscaping, creating new roads, etc.)

Private developers in TIF areas looking to apply for a TIF project may do the following:

  • Inquire about the eligibility of their proposed project
  • Negotiate a reimbursement agreement
  • Pay a $2,500 fee to have their project brought before the RDC and other governing bodies
  • CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES

Contact

Redevelopment Coordinator
Natasha Kauffmann
nkauffmann@elkhartcounty.com
574-971-4584

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