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File #: 1945-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/10/2017 In control: Small & Minority Business Development Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To determine to proceed with the Transit Services Plan of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc. and to levy special assessments on parcels of real property benefitted by the services to be provided under the Transit Services Plan; to approve the report of the Assessment Equalization Board; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ORD1945-2017 Assessment Equalization Board Report 20170705
Explanation
BACKGROUND In 1999 the Capital South Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, and the Columbus Department of Trade and Development initiated an effort to work with downtown property owners to create a Special Improvement District (SID) in the core area of downtown. Property owners were surveyed and overwhelmingly were in support of creating a SID. In 2000 the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District of Columbus (the Capital Crossroads SID) was created for a five year term. Due to the success of the Capital Crossroads SID, it was reauthorized in 2006, 2011, and 2016.

The property owners within the Capital Crossroads SID at this time wish to authorize an overlapping “Transit Services Plan” as a plan for improvements and services applicable only to non-residential and non-parking properties within the Capital Crossroads SID. A one petition process has been initiated in which the owners of at least 60% of the front footage within the portion of the Capital Crossroads SID covered by the Transit Services Plan signed that they are interested in having the Transit Services Plan adopted and they approve of the improvements and services to be provided by the Capital Crossroads SID under the Transit Services Plan.

This Council authorized the City to execute the Petition and Transit Services Plan and to include the real property owned by the City within the Capital Crossroads SID in the Transit Services Plan by Ordinance No. 0767-2017, passed March 27, 2017. The City approved the Transit Services Plan by Resolution No. 0072X-2017, passed April 3, 2017. By resolution, the City has declared the necessity of levying special assessments to pay for a portion of the costs of the Transit Services Plan.

This legislation is an ordinance to proceed with the Transit Services Plan of the Capital Crossroads SID and levying special assessments on the parcels of real property within the Capital Crossroads SID specially be...

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