The City of Owensboro released a new interactive map on the city’s website, which provides information for residents dependent on which area of the city they reside in. By clicking on the information map, residents can see where city/county boundaries lay, discover which neighborhood alliance they belong to, find information on leaf pick-up zones and where TIF boundaries are drawn.
To access the map, residents can visit www.owensboro.org and either tap their current location when prompted, or they can type in a residential or professional business address at the bottom of the page. The information map will provide details that apply directly to that selected location.
Executive Assistant to the Mayor Adrienne Carrico said the information map will answer several of the questions she’s often asked by Owensboro residents, especially those wanting information about their neighborhood alliance and leaf pick-up zones.
“I had people call me, asking what neighborhood alliance they were in,” Carrico said. “People call me all the time wanting to know the information this map can give them.”
Carrico said the map will provide the exact neighborhood alliance residents belong to with the click of a button, rather than having to inquire at City Hall either in-person or over the phone.
Finance and Support Services Director Angela Hamric helped design the TIF boundaries portion of the map so that current and hopeful business owners from out of town would be able to see whether their business, or future business, was located inside one of the two TIF-designated boundaries.
Hamric said there are two TIF boundaries that often host out-of-state corporate chains or stores. One TIF is designated as a state incremental footprint, while the other is designated as a local incremental footprint and covers a larger area.
“I have had several requests for an interactive TIF map,” Hamric said. “It helps people when they’re from out of town, out of state. Depending on where your business is, dependent on the area it’s in–the data will vary.”
The information map follows the city’s recent efforts in providing more online availability for local residents. Over the last year, the city has provided an online tax-paying option, and has worked to provide online access for past and present city documents.