"If a business is included in our renewal area, then our budget comes into play as well," he said.
The expanded renewal district does not have to include the traditional boundaries of the Elk City neighborhood, Edwards said.
The consultant would have to set the boundaries for the urban renewal district. The boundaries would depend on where the blighted areas in the area are located, he said.
Edwards expects to begin advertising for the proposals sometime this month.
Renewal authority board members also agreed to advertise for proposals for a 30,386-square feet parcel of property near the Garnet Career Center.
The agency owns the property, which is currently a parking lot leased to the career center, Edwards said.
The request for proposals for the property should be advertised by Monday, he said.
The agency has yet to receive any proposals for the old Holley Hotel property on Quarrier Street near the Quarrier Diner, Edwards said. The agency has been advertising for proposals since mid April.
However, it is not unusual for proposals to come in at the last minute, Edwards said.
"It's like a bid, no one wants to show their hand," he said.
Proposals must be submitted to the agency by May 31.
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