Council will discuss space needs, capital improvements

KINGMAN – The City Council will meet Tuesday to vote on a new affordable housing project and to discuss the city’s capital improvements plan.

The work session, open to the public, is scheduled at 5 p.m. in the City Complex Council Chambers.

Council will vote on a apartment development known as the Tivoli Heights Village Apartments to be located in the vicinity of the southeast corner of I-40 and Harrison Street.

The city must declare the city a “redevelopment area” and be consistent with the city’s plan for affordable housing for the developer to qualify for an Affordable Housing Tax Credit.

The developer intends to complete the project in two phases over two tax credit cycles, according to city information.

Both phases are planned to consist of 48 units each.

According to the Council agenda, the discussion items are space needs, most likely pertaining to additional space for city services, the city’s capital improvements plan and the city’s application for Community Development Block Grant money.

The city staff is asking the Council for funding in the grant application for demolition and abatement of the old Mohave County Hospital building for a park project, and for an alternate project – a housing rehabilitation program.

The council will also discuss the recruitment process for city boards and commissions.