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File #: 1506-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/3/2021 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To create the Brookwood Community Reinvestment Area and to authorize real property tax exemptions as authorized by Sections 3735.65 to 3735.70 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Attachments: 1. ORD1506-2021 Brookwood Blight Study, 2. ORD1506-2021 Brookwood CRA, 3. ORD1506-2021 Brookwood_CRA_Parcel_List
Explanation
Background:

The goal of a Community Reinvestment Area is neighborhood revitalization and stabilization.

This Ordinance will create the Brookwood Community Reinvestment Area (the “CRA”), and provide for real property tax exemptions within the area in accordance with Sections 3735.65 to 3735.70 of the Ohio Revised Code. The real property tax exemptions provided herein will be available only for parcels that are residentially zoned, or parcels where residential use is permitted by variance, and only for properties that are actually used for residential purposes.

The Ordinance will provide for exemptions from increases in real property taxation resulting from the construction of new housing, the conversion of buildings from commercial use to residential use, and the renovation of existing single and multi-family housing units, within the established boundaries.

Fiscal Impact: No fiscal impact. No funding is required for this legislation.

Title
To create the Brookwood Community Reinvestment Area and to authorize real property tax exemptions as authorized by Sections 3735.65 to 3735.70 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Body
WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Columbus (hereinafter “Council”) desires to pursue reasonable and legitimate incentive measures to assist and encourage development in specific areas of the City of Columbus that have not enjoyed the benefit of reinvestment from remodeling or new construction; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 1698-78, approved by City Council on August 3, 1978, authorized the Columbus Department of Development to implement a Community Reinvestment Program, pursuant to Sections 3735.65 to 3735.70 of the Ohio Revised Code, and approved certain administrative procedures for the program; and

WHEREAS, the Council adopted the revised changes to the City’s residential tax incentive policy in July 2018 by adopting Ordinance 2184-2018, thereby codifying Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Code; and


WHEREAS, the Director of De...

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