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File #: 2545-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/4/2020 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To amend Ordinance 1648-2016, as previously amended by Ordinance 3170-2019, to remove parcels from the existing Jaeger TIF area; to create the Stadium 41 TIF area pursuant to O.R.C. 5709.41; to declare improvements to the Stadium 41 TIF parcels to be a public purpose and exempt from real property taxation; to require the owners of the Stadium 41 TIF parcels to make service payments in lieu of taxes; to require the distribution of the applicable portion of those service payments to the Columbus City School District; and to establish an urban redevelopment tax increment equivalent fund for the deposit of the remainder of those service payments.
Attachments: 1. ORD2545-2020 Stadium 41 TIF Legis Exh A 10-30-2020, 2. ORD2545-2020 Stadium 41 TIF Legis Exh B 10-30-2020
BACKGROUND: The City, in cooperation and partnership with Franklin County and the Crew SC Stadium Company, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, entered into a Development Agreement dated July 3, 2019 as authorized by Ordinance Number 1730-2019, documenting the parties’ agreements relating to the development of a new multi-purpose sports, entertainment, cultural and recreational facility (the “Stadium”), and a project containing mixed-use retail, entertainment, residential, hospitality, office and/or commercial uses (the “Mixed-Use Development”) adjacent to the Stadium (collectively the “Project”) near the western terminus of Nationwide Boulevard and the Olentangy River. Pursuant to the Development Agreement and Resolution Nos. 0230X-2019 and 0252X-2019, the Confluence Community Authority (the “Authority”) was created to among other things hold legal title to the Stadium. The Development Agreement was subsequently amended by a certain First Amendment to Development Agreement dated as of December 19, 2019, which added Crew SC Development Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and the Authority as parties (the Development Agreement and First Amendment collectively the “EDA”).

Pursuant to the EDA, the City agreed to support the Project by establishing tax increment financing under O.R.C. 5709.41 (the “Stadium 41 TIF”). In accordance with O.R.C. 5709.41, the Department of Development has submitted Ordinance Number 2481-2020 to authorize the City to accept title to the Project parcels from Confluence Development LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the "Developer"), an affiliate of Crew SC Stadium Company, LLC, and the Authority, and then transfer title back to the Developer and the Authority in order to establish the Stadium 41 TIF.

In order to further implement the EDA, this legislation will amend a second time Ordinance 1648-2016, which established the Jaeger TIF. Ordinance 1648-2016 was previously amended by Ordinance 3170-2...

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