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File #: 2193-2018    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/18/2018 In control: Economic Development & Small Business Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To amend the North Central Community Reinvestment Area to authorize the real property tax exemptions as established in Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Codes.
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
In 2016 and 2017, the City commissioned and received a study from HR&A on the effectiveness of its economic development incentives, including real property tax abatements in community reinvestment areas. The study concluded that the City’s economic development incentive programs could be improved to better target economic development incentives to areas where the market was not yet encouraging investment. The City has developed an incentive policy to encourage development of affordable housing through targeted economic development incentives, including real property tax abatements, throughout the City. This ordinance will modify the North Central Community Reinvestment Area by authorizing the real property tax exemptions set forth by Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Codes.
Title

To amend the North Central Community Reinvestment Area to authorize the real property tax exemptions as established in Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Codes.

Body

WHEREAS, the council of the City of Columbus (hereinafter "Council") desires to pursue reasonable and legitimate incentive measures to assist and encourage development in specific areas of the City of Columbus that have not enjoyed reinvestment from remodeling or new construction; and
WHEREAS, Resolution No. 1698-78, approved August 3, 1978, authorized the Department of Development to carry out a Community Reinvestment Program, pursuant to Sections 3735.65 to 3735.70 of the Ohio Revised Code, and approved certain administrative procedures for the program; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 1375-2015 created the North Central Community Reinvestment Area and authorized real property tax exemptions within it, as provided per Ohio Revised Code; and
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus has established a goal of fostering private sector investment to build mixed income neighborhoods dispersed throughout the City; and
WHEREAS, in 2016 and 2017, the City commissioned and received a study of the effectiveness of its ec...

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