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Posted on: August 8, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Brookings Offers Restaurant Incentives

New and relocating restaurants can still qualify for sewer System Development Charge incentives in the downtown area, City Manager Gary Milliman said today. Under the Downtown Restaurant Conversion Incentive Program (DRCIP), which has been in effect since 2009, the Brookings Urban Renewal Agency will pay the difference in sewer SDCs for eligible restaurant businesses when they move into an existing general commercial use building and meet eligibility criteria.

The program was enacted by the City Council and URA in 2009 to offset SDCs they felt were acting as a disincentive to new restaurant businesses looking to locate in the City. To date, only one application has been received.

To be eligible restaurant businesses 1) must offer "sit down" table service 2) cannot be relocating from another location with the City's Urban Renewal Area, unless the relocation results in a 10% increase in seating capacity, and 3) must be moving into a location within the Urban Renewal Area which includes all of the downtown business district and most of Highway 101 to Easy Street.

To learn more about the DRCIP, read the full press release or contact the City Manager, Gary Milliman at 541-469-1101 or by email at gmilliman@brookings.or.us.

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