City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

Community Redevelopment Authority


The Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) was established by the Ralston City Council in 2000 and is charged with the conservation and rehabilitation of substandard or blighted areas within the City, as well as provide incentives for new developments.  The Authority is an eight  member board appointed to serve by the Mayor and City Council and may exercise all of the power and authority granted by State Statutes.  The CRA meets as needed at Ralston City Hall, 5500 S. 77th Street, Ralston, Nebraska. 


Current Authority members are:


Authority Member                                    Term Expires


Bill Haas, Chairman                       September 2017

Tom Kjar                                          September 2018

Donald A. Groesser                       September 2017

Maureen Konwinski                      September 2019

Jerry Krause                                    September 2020

Mark A. Klinker                               Non-Voting, No Expiration

Dan Freshman                                Non-Voting, No Expiration


                                     

Economic Development Programs

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TAX INCREMENT FINANCING


Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is primarily designed to finance the public costs associated with a private development project.  Property tax increases resulting from a new development are targeted to repay the public investment required by a project.  TIF projects may be commercial, residential, industrial, or mixed use. Generally, TIF funds can be used for land acquisition, public improvements and amenities, infrastructure, and utilities.





FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM


The purpose of the Facade Grant Program is to restore, improve or create historic architectural features to facades of commercial buildings anywhere within the downtown Central Business District.  Applicants may be awarded up to $50,000 for facades improvement.