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File #: 1978-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/3/2018 In control: Economic Development & Small Business Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a Brownfield grant agreement with Columbus Urban League to complete asbestos remediation and selective demolition on the site pursuant to the Green Columbus Fund Program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $24,835.00 from the Northland and Other Acquisitions Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($24,835.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1978-2018 CUL Green Columbus Legislation Attachment II
Background: This legislation authorizes the expenditure of up to $24,835 for a Brownfield grant award pursuant to the Green Columbus Fund established by Ordinance 1462-2010, which was later amended and replaced by Ordinance 1931- 2012.
The Green Columbus Fund represents the City's commitment to foster sustainable building through LEED certification and to foster sustainable Brownfield assessment and redevelopment. The program will produce economic, environmental and social benefits for Columbus and its residents.
Columbus Urban League was granted $175,165 to redevelop the site located at 778-780 Mt. Vernon Avenue pursuant to ordinance 3153-2016, passed by City Council on December 12, 2016. The site has been redeveloped into the Huntington Empowerment Center, which includes My Brother’s Closet, a collection of professional clothing provided to low-income men, as well as flexible spaces for youth programs, social programs and business incubator space.
This legislation authorizes the Director of Development to enter into an additional grant agreement with the Columbus Urban League for additional costs of Brownfield abatement and redevelopment of the site at 778-780 Mt. Vernon Avenue, subject to the project attaining Brownfield assessment and redevelopment goals of the program and meeting the terms and conditions of the agreement. It authorizes the expenditure of up to $24,835 in order to pay for the costs of the asbestos abatement and selective demolition at the site. Emergency action is requested so that the Brownfield assessment work can be completed in a timely manner.
Fiscal Impact: Cash is available in the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget in the Green Columbus Fund portion of Fund 7735, identified as the Green Columbus Initiatives Fund.
Emergency Justification: Emergency legislation is required to allow for immediate execution of the Green Columbus Fund Agreement, which is necessary to facilitate the completion of the rehabilitation of the proper...

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