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File #: 2076-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/11/2018 In control: Economic Development & Small Business Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to apply for and accept a $100,000.00 grant from the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant program of the Ohio Development Services Agency; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to apply for and accept a $100,000 grant from the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant program of the Ohio Development Services Agency (“ODSA”). The city will apply jointly with PV Chesapeake, LLC (the “Developer”) to fund the cleanup of the former gas station located at 791 East Long Street.

The parties intend to complete and submit an application for an Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant in the amount of $100,000. The Developer will remediate the property and redevelop the site for commercial use.
Emergency action is requested in that this Ordinance is required to apply for the grant and continue with the established timeline for redevelopment of the site.
FISCAL IMPACT
There is no cost to apply for and accept the state grant.

Title
To authorize the Director of Development to apply for and accept a $100,000.00 grant from the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant program of the Ohio Development Services Agency; and to declare an emergency.

Body
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus desires to jointly apply and accept a $100,000 grant from the Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant program of the Ohio Development Services Agency; and
WHEREAS, the City will jointly apply with PV Chesapeake, LLC; for the grant; and
WHEREAS, a successful application could result in an award of up to $100,000 to assess and remediate the property; and
WHEREAS, PV Chesapeake, LLC will remediate and redevelop the property located at 791 East Long Street for commercial use; and
WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency for an Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant in order to meet the development timeline, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COL...

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