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Public hearing on development of the former Quillin's building has been pushed back three weeks

Posted: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 7:15 PM

Decorah City Administrator Chad Bird says city staff members are still in negotiations with the developer who wants to turn the former Quillin's store in Decorah into the home of a Hy Vee food store.

There are two parts to the financial aid package being discussed.  The City of Decorah is negotiating about a 15-year tax abatement totaling $425,000.  Decorah Jobs/Winneshiek County Development has offered the developer a forgivable loan of $325,000.

However, background information for Monday evening's Decorah City Council meeting noted, "There may be other details and elements currently in negotiation as well."

City council members Monday night approved setting a public hearing on the incentives--but delaying it by three weeks, setting the hearing for 5:45 p.m. Monday, May 6th instead of on April 15th.