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File #: 1892-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2020 In control: Small & Minority Business Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To determine to proceed with the Base Services Plan and Transit Services Plan of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc.; to provide for the levy of assessment in said district; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This Council is being asked to determine to proceed with the Base Services Plan and Transit Services Plan of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc. to provide for the levy of assessment in said district; and to declare an emergency.

At the request of property owners in the core of Downtown Columbus, City Council authorized the creation of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement of Columbus, Inc. (Capital Crossroads SID) in 2001 to begin collecting assessments for services in the SID area. The Capital Crossroads SID has operated successfully since its inception and the property owners reauthorized the SID in 2006, 2011 and 2016 with City Council’s consent. City Council approved the addition of the Transit Services Plan for the Capital Crossroads SID at the request of property owners in 2017.

A one petition process has been initiated in which at least 60%of the property owners within the District signed that they are interested in reauthorizing the SID and they approve of the Base Services Plan and Transit Services Plan (Plans for Services) for specified services to be provided by the SID. This petition to reauthorize the SID and to approve the Articles of Incorporation of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District of Columbus, Inc., was accepted and approved by Columbus City Council by Ordinance No. 0802-2020, passed May 4, 2020. Another action required by the Ohio Revised Code is the approval of the Plans for Services. This legislation was approved by Columbus City Council by Resolution No. 0067X-2020, passed May 18, 2020.

A third resolution to declare the necessity to implement the Plan for Services adopted by the Capital Crossroads SID and the necessity to levy a special assessment for the services set forth in said Plans of Services upon the lots and lands benefiting under the Plans for Services was accepted and approved by City Council by Resolution No. 0100X-2020, passed June 29, 202...

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