by Sam Clanton
BRANSON, Mo. – The Branson Board of Aldermen approves first reading of an ordinance creating a Community Improvement District associated with the 76 Complete Street Project.
The district encompasses about two-thirds of a mile along Highway 76, between Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum and Landry’s Seafood Restaurant.
Proceeds from a new 1-percent sales tax within the district would provide funding for promenade improvements along the 76 entertainment corridor.
Joe Lauber, special counsel for the city, tells aldermen that the sales tax is expected to generate about 400-thousand dollars a year:
76 Complete Street Project Manager Sabin Yanez provided a construction timeline for the board…
According to city officials, more than half of the property owners within the district signed a petition calling for creation of the CID.
Second reading of the ordinance is slated for March 8th.
For more information about the project, including a video update from Yanez, visit http://bransonspiritof76.com/.