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File #: 0109X-2022    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2022 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To appoint a Member to the Board of Trustees of the Harrison Market New Community Authority as required by Chapter 349 of the Ohio Revised Code; and to declare an emergency

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND:  This resolution is presented as a result of Resolution No. 0325X-2018 declaring the establishment of the Harrison Market New Community Authority, (the “AUTHORITY”) to be conducive to the public safety, convenience, and welfare and is intended to result in appointing Members to the associated Board of Trustees of the Authority (the “BOARD OF TRUSTEES”).  This resolution is to appoint Members to the Board of Trustees following the terms of the Members appointed by Resolution No. 0325X-2018 passed on November 5, 2018.  Emergency action is necessary to provide for the immediate appointment of Members to the Board of Trustees.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: No funding is required for this legislation

 

Title

To appoint a Member to the Board of Trustees of the Harrison Market New Community Authority as required by Chapter 349 of the Ohio Revised Code; and to declare an emergency

 

Body

WHEREAS, Perry Street, LLC (the “Developer”) and the City have entered into an Economic Development Agreement for the redevelopment of an approximately 21-acre site located south of Fifth Avenue and the Battelle campus as a mixed use commercial and residential development consisting of approximately 311 multi-family rental residential units, 32 single-family townhomes, 42 single-family residential homes, a 128 room hotel, retail/restaurant space, surface parking and a structured parking garage with at least 350 parking spaces, public park and open space amenities, and roadway and utilities improvements; and

WHEREAS, a Petition for the Organization of the Harrison Market Community Authority (the “Authority”) under ORC Chapter 349 (the “Petition”) has been submitted to this Council; and

WHEREAS, the Authority’s new community district, as described in the Petition, is located entirely within the municipal corporate boundaries of the City, and this Council, as the legislative authority of the City, is therefore the organizational board of commissioners for purposes of the Petition; and

WHEREAS, on May 21, 2018, this Council adopted Resolution No. 0325X-2018, in which this Council resolved that the Petition is sufficient and complies with the requirements of ORC Section 349.03 in form and substance; and

WHEREAS, this Council held a public hearing on the Petition on May 29, 2018, notice of which was published as required in ORC Section 349.03, and the date of which hearing was not more than thirty nor more than forty-five days after the filing date of the Petition; and

WHEREAS, this Council has determined that the Petition will be conducive to the public health, safety convenience, and welfare, and is intended to result in the development of a new community; and

WHEREAS, this Council, as the organizational board of commissioners, enacted Ordinance No.1231-2017 on May 22, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Authority shall be composed of seven (7) members and that as authorized by Section 349.04 of the Ohio Revised Code, the following alternative method of selecting successor Board members is hereby adopted: three members shall be citizen members appointed by this Council, three members shall be developer representatives appointed by Perry Street, LLC, as developer, and one member shall be appointed by this Council to serve as a representative of local government. No elections will be held for electing successor Board members unless this Council subsequent authorizes elections.

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to appoint members to the Board of Trustees of the Harrison Market New Community Authority because the terms of currently appointed members of the Board of Trustees have or will be expiring; NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

Section 1.  That the appointees of the City to the Board of Trustees shall be as follows:

(i)                     Michael Metz is hereby appointed, as a citizen member, to the balance of a one year term, such term beginning on the effective date of this resolution, and shall continue to hold over into one or more subsequent terms until a new citizen member is duly appointed to serve for the remainder of such term;

Section 2. That for the reasons stated in the Preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this Resolution is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor or ten days after the passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.