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Phenix City Redevelopment Authority

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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Phenix City is getting a new start with an old plan by boosting local business. City officials are working as a team to help the local economy.

Phenix City council members unanimously voted to restart the Downtown Redevelopment Authority board.

Phenix City Mayor Sonny Coulter told News Leader Nine, "My vote today was simply to put everything back the way it was before."

"I think this will bring things together for the whole city and for the overall big picture, I think we will be able to more focus on the folks that are interested in Phenix City and coming here and talking about bringing business to Phenix City," added council member Max Wilkes.

Troy University is teaming up with the city to develop a plan that will not only attract new business, but boost existing companies.

Wilkes explained, "Downtown redevelopment is an integral part of support too, just like troy University is going to be a support with us starting the department back up."

A similar redevelopment plan was put into place several years ago, and lost interest with officials, but now it's being brought back. The department will be headed by an individual named by the city manager.

Wilkes said, "The city manager will bring the information to city council. It was haphazard in the past and different folks were working on it and different folks were trying to figure out what we were going to do."

The new Downtown Redevelopment Board will have five volunteer members -- just like they assigned in past years -- and council members already voted in two of those openings in Tuesday morning's meeting.

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