Economic Development Department
Economic Developer: Norman Lucas, MPPA
Economic Development Assistant: Tamara Coleman
12 Municipal Drive
Park Hills, MO 63601
Phone:(573) 431-3579 Ext. 35
Fax: (573) 431-2327
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Local Market Information
Highway 67 Corridor Redevelopment Project
The City of Park Hills Tax Increment Financing Commission anticipated and planned for the 50,000 square foot expansion of an existing retail outlet. The commercially zoned area around the retail establishment will benefit from the newly built outer road and interchange. Additional retailers will be offered opportunities to locate at the 55 acre site.
The outer road and the interchange are constructed to serve the St. Francois County Fairground area with safe, convenient access for the 35,000 average daily traffic movements. The Fairground area already benefits from Park Hills sewer and water service, Missouri Natural Gas service and three-phase electric service through AMEREN.
Parkway Interchange TIF Redevelopment Project
Tax Increment Finance has been established to fund road construction through the district. The Park Hills IDA and the Economic Development Department have coordinated with property owners and local utilities to improve traffic circulation around the available acreage at the new Parkway Drive interchange on U.S. Highway 67. Tracts available for development are depicted in color below. Over 34,000 average daily traffic movements were recorded for the Highway 67 corridior in 2002. The Parkway Drive area already benefits from Park Hills sewer and water service, Missouri Natural Gas service and electric service through AMEREN.
Parkway Interchange TIF District
Downtown TIF Project
The City Council proposed a TIF Area for the downtown central business district. Areas slated for potential redevelopment are depicted in color below. The TIF Commission held a public hearing on the proposal Thursday, June 16 and the City Council approved the District for redevelopment. A new grocery, a library facility, a parking lot, a roundabout and other street improvements have been constructed downtown.
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