by Sam Clanton
BRANSON, Mo. – The Branson Board of Aldermen approves final reading of an ordinance creating the 76 Entertainment Community Improvement District.
The CID is intended to be a component of the financing for an interactive promenade along the city’s 76 Highway Entertainment Corridor.
The CID Board of Directors will hold its first meeting in coming weeks to consider a 1-percent retail sales tax, which is expected to generate about 400-thousand dollars a year within the initial mile-long district between Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium and Landry’s Seafood Restaurant.
76 Complete Street Project Manager Sabin Yanez says the vision for the redevelopment of Highway 76 is the result of a collaborate process over several years, culminating in a master plan developed by engineers and architects with Cook, Flatt and Strobel. He says the master plan contains the vision, concepts and preliminary design for a revitalized Highway 76…
Yanez says Branson’s Complete Streets project represents one of the largest public/private collaborations, and is the result of “from the ground up planning” involving hundreds of local citizens.