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File #: 1891-2022    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/22/2022 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 7/25/2022 Final action: 7/27/2022
Title: : To amend the 161 Community Reinvestment Area to make modifications to align with the updates located in Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Code; to amend the boundaries of this CRA.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A 161 Blight Study, 2. Exhibit B 161 CRA map, 3. Exhibit C161 CRA_Parcels, 4. AMENDED Exhibit A 161 CRA Blight Study v2, 5. AMENDED Exhibit B 161 CRA map 6.30.22, 6. AMENDED Exhibit C 161 Parcels 6.30.22
BACKGROUND;

In 2018, the City adopted a new residential Community Reinvestment Area policy based on the 2016 study from HR&A that evaluated the effectiveness of real property tax abatements. Chapter 4565 of the City Code was established by Ordinance 2184-2018 that outlines the eligibility requirements to apply for and receive a tax abatement on property used for residential purposes. Chapter 4565 of the City Code also requires the City to evaluate the policy and CRA categorization every 3 years. The 161 CRA needs to be updated to reflect the recent changes made to Chapter 4565 of the City’s Code. This ordinance will modify the 161 Community Reinvestment Area by adjusting its boundaries; and will modify the percentage and term of abatements to correspond with certain housing designations; include a provision to address lot combinations; and to modify the start date for certain area designations. These changes also align with the updates approved by Council to Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Code.

TITLE:

To amend the 161 Community Reinvestment Area to make modifications to align with the updates located in Chapter 4565 of the Columbus City Code; to amend the boundaries of this CRA.

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 reinvestment from remodeling or new construction; and

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 1698-78, approved August 3, 1978, authorized the Department of Development to carry out 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, Ordinance 2170-2020 created the 161 Community Reinvestment Area (“CRA”) and authorized real property tax exemptions within it, as provided per Ohio Revised Code; and

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus has estab...

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