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Urban Renewal Area (URA) Projects
Please contact the County Outreach and Special Projects Manager for additional information or with questions.

The Board of Supervisors formally adopted the Story County Economic Development Process and Policies.  The process and guidelines established in this are used by the Board when considering applications to fund.  

Effective January 1, 2017, revised policies will be implemented approved by the Board of Supervisors on May 17, 2016.

Urban Renewal Plan - Story County Urban Renewal Area 
The Board of Supervisors reviewed and approved the amendments to the Urban Renewal Plan - Story County Urban Renewal Area in May 2016.  Please click on the link below to view the amended plan.

Urban Renewal Plan - Story County Urban Renewal Area 

Annual Application Deadlines
The annual deadline for project applications to be submitted is prior to the first Tuesday of July (annually) unless that day falls on a holiday. If it is a holiday, the deadline is the next day – Wednesday. For the 2016 cycle, applications are due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

Application forms for the 2016 cycle are available online.

2015 Projects Awarded by the Board of Supervisors
The Story County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the 2015 Urban Renewal Area Projects awarded include:
  • Colo-Nesco Community School District – Phase III construction of a community playground and park on three vacant lots located on the corner of N. Center Street and E. Cleveland Street
  • City of Huxley – Centennial Park playground expansion
  • City of Cambridge - Construction of new multi-functional municipal building
  • City of Slater – Main Street improvements to corner of Main Street and Marshall
  • City of Slater – Acquisition and renovation of 404/406 Main Street
  • City of Story City – South Park project

All together, these projects provided $250,000 in assistance to Story County communities.