Beaumont, CA - On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Mayor Lloyd White invited downtown business and property owners to a meeting to provide updates on the redevelopment of the downtown area. Kyle Warsinski, Economic Development Manager, also provided a presentation on proposed options for a Downtown Incentive Program. A previous meeting was held in March of this year to discuss the Downtown Vision with the same group.
To demonstrate the City Council's commitment to revitalization of the downtown, Council approved $500,000 within the 2022/2033 fiscal year budget. The Council allocated the funding to be spent on business incentive programs in the downtown area. Some of the proposed incentive programs included:
- Façade Improvement Program
- Business Attraction Incentive Program
- Pre-Application Fee Waiver
- Sewer Connection Fee Deferral Program
- Economic Impact
- Energy Efficiency
Feedback was gathered from the attendees about the proposed programs to determine which options would be most beneficial in assisting downtown businesses, either with improvements and/or by creating more economic development in the downtown area.
To read more go to: Draft Downtown Incentive Programs
To find out more about the Downtown Vision go to:http://beaumontca.gov/1262/Downtown-Vision
NEXT STEPS: Staff is reviewing feedback from the downtown business and property owners, and the Economic Development Committee. Once complete, a draft program will be prepared for City Council review and approval.