Downtown improvement district under consideration
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
OTTUMWA — A self-funded development district for downtown Ottumwa is not a certainty, but did take the first significant step forward Tuesday when the council accepted a petition for the district.
Iowa law allows such districts to be created by petition, with the approval of the city. Any petition to create a district requires signatures from people representing a minimum of 25 percent of all property owners and 25 percent of the value of the property in the proposed district.