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File #: 2196-2018    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 Weinland Park-University/Area F Community Reinvestment Area; to modify its geographic boundaries; to authorize the real property tax exemptions as established in Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Codes.
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown
Attachments: 1. ORD2196-2018 Weinland_Park_New_Parcel_List, 2. ORD2196-2018 Weinland Park CRA (Proposed 2018), 3. ORD2196-2018 Weinland Park CRA Boundary Description
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. This ordinance will modify the Weinland Park-University/Area F Community Reinvestment Area by further modifying its geographic boundaries and authorizing the real property tax exemptions set forth by Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Codes.
Title

To amend the Weinland Park-University/Area F Community Reinvestment Area; to modify its geographic boundaries; to authorize the real property tax exemptions as established in Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Codes.



Body

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, 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 1939-2006 created the Weinland Park-University/Area F Community Reinvestment Area and authorized real property tax exemptions within it, as provided per Ohio Revised Code; and
WHEREAS, amendments have been made to the Weinland Park-University/Area F Community Reinvestment Area boundaries, as well as other provisions, since its creation by Ordinance 2156-2011, Ordinance 1716-2012, and Ordinance 0643-2015; and
WHEREAS, in 2016 and 2017, the City commissioned and received a study of the effectiveness of its economic development incentives, including real property tax abatements in community reinvestment areas; and
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