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File #: 0386-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/8/2017 In control: Small & Minority Business Development Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a contract with the Neighborhood Design Center to provide exterior design services and planning activities within the NCR and CDBG service areas; to authorize the expenditure of $143,161.00 from the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Fund Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($143,161.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0386-2017 NDC CDBG 2017
Explanation
BACKGROUND: The Neighborhood Design Center is a non-profit, community-based corporation. The City has been funding the Neighborhood Design Center since November, 1982. Since that time, the organization has undertaken work for numerous clients all within the Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) districts. Assistance has been provided to the business associations and the various businesses within the NCR districts. The Neighborhood Design Center also provides planning services as well as assisting with financial alternatives within the CDBG service area.

In addition, the Neighborhood Design Center provides exterior design services to any commercial property owner or tenant in the NCR districts. A minor amount of design assistance may well stimulate investment and create a quality business built upon good design. This legislation will authorize the expenditure of $143,161 for the above-mentioned purpose.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for the Neighborhood Design Center will consist of $143,161 from the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Fund Budget.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a contract with the Neighborhood Design Center to provide exterior design services and planning activities within the NCR and CDBG service areas; to authorize the expenditure of $143,161.00 from the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Fund Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($143,161.00)

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WHEREAS, the Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization Program encourages the aesthetic improvement of exterior building facades; and

WHEREAS, the Neighborhood Design Center has been established to promote the role of the architect in the development process to provide training for architecture students, to encourage good design in redevelopment and to generate participation in the City's commercial revitalization efforts; and

WHEREAS, the Neighborhood Design Center also provides planning activities and financial assistance to t...

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