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File #: 3167-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/25/2019 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 12/16/2019 Final action: 12/18/2019
Title: To remove parcels from the existing Arena District Tax Increment Financing Area by amending Ordinance 2356-98; to create the Vine Tax Increment Financing Area No. 1; to declare improvements to the parcels in that Area to be a public purpose and exempt from taxation; and to provide for the implementation of Ordinance 2043-2019 and the Economic Development Agreement and Tax Increment Financing Agreement entered into pursuant to that Ordinance.
Attachments: 1. ORD3167-2019 Exhibit A-Vine1 Map, 2. ORD3167-2019 Exhibit B (003)
This Council on July 22, 2019 passed its Ordinance No. 2043-2019 addressing the redevelopment of additional sites in the Arena District in Downtown Columbus and authorizing the Director of Development to enter into a related Economic Development Agreement (“EDA”) and an Amended and Restated Tax Increment Financing (“TIF”) Agreement (“TIF Agreement”). That Ordinance and the EDA and TIF Agreement included a commitment to amend and restructure the TIFs in the Arena District to create new TIFs on sites undergoing redevelopment. This Ordinance implements that commitment for a portion of the Arena District.

The Department of Development is proposing the creation of a tax increment financing district under Section 5709.41 of the Ohio Revised Code composed of parcels located within the area generally bounded by Spruce Street on the north, Kilbourne Street on the east, Neil Avenue on the West and Vine Street on the South to be known as the “Vine TIF Area No. 1.” This Ordinance establishes this TIF and provides for a 100% exemption from real property taxation on all development on the parcels in the TIF for a period of not more than thirty (30) years to take effect and commence from and after the effective date of this Ordinance.
The Columbus City School District will receive, in the same manner and times as usual, all amounts that it would have received in real property taxes had the TIF exemptions not been granted. Annual service payments in lieu of taxes will be made with respect to redevelopment on the parcels in the TIF. The applicable portion of those service payments will be distributed directly to the Columbus City School District, with the remaining non-school portion of those service payments paid to the City for deposit into the TIF Fund established in this Ordinance.

This Ordinance removes parcels in the Vine TIF Area No. 1 from the existing Arena District TIF and incorporates them into the new Vine TIF Area No. 1.


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