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File #: 1837-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/27/2019 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to enter into a Community Reinvestment Area Agreement with Pizzuti Land LLC and the Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority for a property tax abatement of one hundred percent (100%) for a period of fifteen (15) consecutive years on real property improvements in consideration of a proposed total investment of approximately $17,202,912.00 in new building construction and the creation of 10 net new full-time permanent positions.
Attachments: 1. ORD1837-2019 Pizzuti - Fact Sheet RickWest 2, 2. ORD1837-2019 Pizzuti - Project Site Map RW2
BACKGROUND: Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs) have been designated by Columbus City Council (“Council”) under the general guidelines of Ordinance 1698-78. Such areas allow for the granting of real property tax incentives to encourage industrial, commercial, and residential growth.

Columbus City Council by Resolution Number 0090X-2007, as approved on June 11, 2007 and certified by the State of Ohio on July 14, 2007, created the Rickenbacker Community Reinvestment Area (the “Rickenbacker CRA"), which Council subsequently amended by Resolution Number 0318X-2011 on December 5, 2011 and certified by the State of Ohio on January 23, 2012, providing for tax exemptions for improvements to real property up to one hundred percent (100%) not exceeding fifteen (15) years for the new construction of non-retail, non-hotel, non-residential business or industrial structures as described in Section 3735.67 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Pizzuti Land LLC, an affiliate of Columbus-based real estate development company The Pizzuti Companies (“Pizzuti”), is proposing to construct a new speculative industrial warehouse facility consisting approximately 277,692 square feet on parcel number 495-234526 located at 1815 Beggrow Street, Columbus, Ohio 43035 (the “Project Site”). The new warehouse will be in a premier location within the Rickenbacker Community Reinvestment Area (“Rickenbacker CRA”) and the Rickenbacker Inland Port and is part of a three-building development plan which can support up to 1.5 million square feet of development. Rickenbacker West features large, rail-served cross-dock facilities and is located in an industrial corridor adjacent to Norfolk Southern’s Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal.

Pizzuti Land LLC expects to invest a total project cost of approximately $17,202,912.00 million in order to construct the industrial warehouse and has estimated that the new warehouse will support the creation of 10 net new full-time permanent positions within the Ci...

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