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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Windom City Council votes to support abatement rule change

If the Windom City Council gets its way, tax abatement will be available for remodeling projects that create new housing units.

The plan emerged when buyers of the Guardian Inn sought to convert the hotel to a 37-unit apartment complex. Although the project creates new housing units, just as the abatement-eligible apartments, townhomes and new builds, it is not eligible for abatement under the current rules.

At Tuesday’s regular meeting, City Council members voted to recommend to its abatement partners — the county and school — to approve that change.

For more on this story, see the Jan. 27 edition of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.

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