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File #: 1219-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/2/2017 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 5/22/2017 Final action: 5/24/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of conducting an area study in the Rickenbacker region.; and to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $25,000.00 from the Special Income Tax fund; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1219-2017 2017 MORPC Contract SIT Funds
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of conducting an area study in the Rickenbacker region. This is a study of multifaceted existing factors and their projected growth potential over the next 10-20 years. The primary areas of the study are:

• Infrastructure (highways, sanitary, water, broadband)
• Housing (review of existing conditions and identification of market relevant infill opportunities)
• Energy (savings and production)
• Economic Development (development potential, competitiveness, workforce access)
• Placemaking (unique identification regionally and internationally)
• Continuance of Coordination (MORPC, CRAA, Columbus 2020, Columbus Chamber and Local Governments)

The City’s contribution will total $25,000.00 and will be leveraged by private and public funds to complete to study.

Emergency action is requested to allow for the timely completion of the planning study.

FISCAL IMPACT: A total of $25,000.00 will be expended from the Special Income Tax Fund.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) for the purpose of conducting an area study in the Rickenbacker region.; and to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $25,000.00 from the Special Income Tax fund; and to declare an emergency. ($25,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, MORPC is conducting a study of multifaceted existing factors and their projected growth potential over the next 10-20 years; and

WHEREAS, this study will allow for planning and future development in the Rickenbacker area; and

WHEREAS, the city’s contribution will be part of a $279,000 funding pool, consisting of both public and private financial support; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediatel...

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