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File #: 2449-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/23/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020 Final action: 11/12/2020
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer cash and appropriation within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to reimburse the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority for design and engineering costs incurred relative to the redevelopment of Poindexter Village; to authorize the expenditure of up to $814,409.22 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund for those reimbursements; and to declare an emergency. ($814,409.22)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2449-2020 Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Service to reimburse the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) for outstanding design and engineering costs incurred relative to the redevelopment of Poindexter Village.

In June of 2014 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant to CMHA to subsidize the redevelopment of Poindexter Village, which was dedicated in 1940 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the first public housing complex in the nation. The ensuing $250 million, multi-phase redevelopment effort culminated in the construction of a new 25-acre, mixed-income community with more than 350 residential units known as Legacy Pointe at Poindexter.

The Poindexter Village area runs to Mt. Vernon Avenue to the north, Ohio Avenue to the west, Long Street to the south, and Hughes Street to the east. The City of Columbus, acting through the Department of Development, agreed to reimburse CMHA up to $1,160,000.00 for the design of public infrastructure improvements necessary to the successful completion of the redevelopment effort, and ordinances 2871-2014 and 1280-2015 authorized the execution of reimbursement agreements between the Department of Public Service and CMHA relative to the first two phases of the Poindexter Village redevelopment project.

The Department of Public Service subsequently established purchase orders EL017210 and EL017543 to support those expenditures, the unspent balances of which were later cancelled before CMHA sought payment for a significant portion of the eligible design and engineering costs it incurred relative to the completion of the first two phases of the Poindexter Village redevelopment project. This ordinance will authorize the encumbrance and expenditure of the requisite funds to facilitate the issuance of final payment to CMHA relative to this matter.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
Funding in the amount...

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