Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday of
the month Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m. Meeting Location: Hastings City
The Hastings Economic Development and
Redevelopment Authority (HEDRA) replaced the Housing and Redevelopment
Authority (HRA) and the Economic Development Commission on January 1,
2009. HEDRA combines the power of an HRA, which includes
financial assistance for redevelopment and rehabilitation of commercial
and residential properties in order to stabilize and revitalize
neighborhoods, with that of an EDA which include financial assistance
for the establishment or expansion of businesses to increase the local
tax base and job opportunities.
HEDRA serves many roles in the public. These include:
Planning and promoting long term commercial,
residential and infrastructure improvements within specified
redevelopment and development areas.
Partnering with citizens, businesses and
organizations to achieve results.
Facilitating the improvement and reuse of
existing infrastructure, buildings and services where possible.
Encouraging and assisting historic preservation
to support affordable housing, tourism development and job creation.
Facilitating the assembly and preparation of
sites to assist business and industrial growth.
Integrating housing for all ages with transit,
commercial services and employment opportunities to save energy and
improve the quality of the environment.
regularly scheduled meetings
can be watched live on
Comcast Chanel 16, or on the City’s website. If you
a meeting and what to hear the discussion on a particular topic, all
past meetings can be watched
online when it is convenient for you! HEDRA Agendas and Minutes
are available online as
If you wish to bring a matter to the board, please contact a HEDRA
Staff members at City Hall to have your item placed on the agenda. Preferably
at least one week in advance of the next scheduled meeting.
Board includes five citizens and two council members, appointed by
the City Council. Interested in becoming a commissioner on the HEDRA
Commission? Apply here!