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Wichita council approves incentive for Cabela's

The Wichita City Council today approved a community improvement district, or CID, for Cabela's.

The vote was 6-1 with Janet Miller voting against the economic incentive.

The outdoors retailer will be allowed to add a 1.2 percent charge on top of sales for a store it is proposing near K-96 and Greenwich. Part of that charge will go toward developing the nearby interchange.

Cabela's plans to open an 80,000-square-foot store in the Regency Lakes Shopping Center by the spring of 2012. An estimated $17.2 million wil be raised by the extra charge over 22 years to offset infrastructure, construction, site improvements, parking and landscaping at the $28 million project.

The store will be less than half the size of the one near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City.

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