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File #: 0178-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/4/2019 In control: Economic Development & Small Business Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) in an amount up to $143,000.00 to provide design services in 2019 to businesses in the Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) districts as part of the NCR Interior/Exterior Renovation Grant program; to authorize the expenditure of $143,000.00 from the 2019 Community Development Block Grant Fund Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($143,000.00).
Attachments: 1. ORD0178-2019 2019-01-07 ED NDC 2019
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) in an amount up to $143,000 to provide design services in 2019 to businesses in the Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) districts as part of the NCR Interior/Exterior Renovation Grant program.

NDC provides the design services for the City’s NCR Interior/Exterior Renovation Grant program. The NCR areas include Franklinton, Hilltop, Main Street, Parsons Avenue, Long Street, Mount Vernon, and Cleveland Ave in Linden. Construction funding is provided by the City under separate ordinance. The City has been sponsoring this program for about 10 years and NDC has been a partner throughout the program.

Emergency action is necessary to allow the Neighborhood Design Center to provide services to the business community without interruption in 2019.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for the Neighborhood Design Center in an amount up to $143,000 is available from the 2019 Community Development Block Grant Fund.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) in an amount up to $143,000.00 to provide design services in 2019 to businesses in the Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) districts as part of the NCR Interior/Exterior Renovation Grant program; to authorize the expenditure of $143,000.00 from the 2019 Community Development Block Grant Fund Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($143,000.00).

Body
WHEREAS, the Neighborhood Design Center provides the design services for the City’s Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization districts through the City’s Interior/Exterior Renovation Grant program; and

WHEREAS, the Neighborhood Design Center has been established to promote the role of the architect in the development process to provide training for architecture students, to encourage good design in redevelopment, and to...

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