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File #: 3170-2019    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 Jaeger Tax Increment Financing by amending Ordinance 1648-2016; to create the Jaeger Tax Increment Financing Area No. 2; and to declare improvements to the parcels in that Area to be a public purpose and exempt from taxation.
Attachments: 1. ORD3170-2019 Exhibit A-Arena District Jaeger2 11-15-19
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
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 include 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 on the north by Nationwide Boulevard, on the east by the railroad tracks east of Hocking Street, on the south by Spring Street and on the west by the Olentangy River (but excluding the old Municipal Power Plant), to be known as the “Jaeger TIF Area No. 2.” 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.
This Ordinance removes parcels in the Jaeger TIF Area No. 2 from the existing Jaeger TIF and incorp...

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