Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 23603

Cedar City (Utah) Redevelopment agency minutes

Dates: 1980-

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The city council organized the redevelopment agency in June 1980 for the purpose of revitalizing downtown Cedar City. According to established guidelines (Utah Code, Unannotated, 1991, 17A-2-1101 t 17A-2-1191.51) redevelopment agencies can be organized to improve or rehabilitate blighted areas. In accordance with the law, the Cedar City redevelopment agency selected and defined a project area for rehabilitation. Working with both the city council and the planning commission, the redevelopment agency developed plans and implemented improvements in the downtown area. The redevelopment agency minutes document the formulation and implementation of these plans. The agency's stated goals were to: build a downtown area that would better serve all Cedar City citizens; provide adequate public facilities for city government and a public library; maximize tax revenue; and protect and enhance a downtown business district. These plans involved the demolition of an old jail and other buildings; the development of a retail area, particularly a retail grocery project; and the development of a city park. Originally the redevelopment agency discussed building an Iron County convention center and talked about getting an MX missile site near Cedar City. Cedar City officials hoped that redevelopment would make Cedar City a regional center. Throughout, the minutes suggest that redevelopment plans were controversial.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Minutes within each book are chronological by date.

Research Note

Redevelopment agency minutes consist of two books. The first contains the minutes of meetings held by the redevelopment agency. The second also contains minutes held by the redevelopment agency, but in addition contains minutes of some redevelopment sub-committees, including the redevelopment agency executive committee, redevelopment advisory committee, needs identification/structure and design subcommittee, and the Iron County convention center commission. The redevelopment agency and sub-committees meet as needed, therefore gaps in the minutes do not reflect missing records.

Related Records

Ordinances from Cedar City (Utah), Series 3759, include the ordinance creating the redevelopment agency.

Planning commission minutes from Cedar City (Utah), Series 23574, contain the minutes of the planning commission which supervises the redevelopment agency.

City Council minutes from Cedar City (Utah), Series 85021, contain the minutes of the city council, which created the redevelopment agency in the early 1980s.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public: UCA 52-4-7(3)(2008).

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Redevelopment agency and sub-committee minutes were microfilmed at Southern Utah University under the direction of Utah State Archives in February 2001 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in July 2001.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Redevelopment agency committee minutes are preceded by an alphabetical list of topics and dates on which they were discussed.

Indexing Terms

  • Community development—Cedar City (Utah).
  • Urban renewal—Cedar City (Utah).
  • Cedar City (Utah)—Zoning.
  • Cedar City (Utah)—City planning.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1980-1998; Index to topics discussed
1 1980-1998; redevelopment agency minutes (Book 1-Mar 1983-Dec 1998)
2 1983-1998; redevelopment agency and mixed sub-committee minutes (Book 2- Nov 1980-Dec 1998)