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File #: 170438.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 9/29/2017 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 4/5/2018 Final action: 4/19/2018
Title: QUASI-JUDICIAL - HISTORIC PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION - 415 NW 4th Street (B) Ordinance No. 170438 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, finding that property located at 415 NW 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida, as more specifically described in this ordinance, qualifies for an ad valorem tax exemption for historic properties; granting an exemption from ad valorem tax for certain improvements beginning January 1, 2018, and continuing for 10 years under certain conditions; authorizing the Mayor and the Clerk of the Commission to sign the Historic Preservation Property Tax Exemption Covenant between the property owner and the City; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. 170438_Staff Report_20171003.pdf, 2. 170438A_draft ordinance_20180405.pdf, 3. 170438B_Staff PPT_20180405.pdf, 4. 170438_Tax Exemption Covenant_20180419, 5. 170438_Ordinance Valorem Tax Exemption_20180419
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/19/20182 City Commission Adopted on Final Reading (Ordinance) and Approved the RecommendationPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/20182 City Commission Adopted on First Reading (Ordinance) and Approved the RecommendationPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/3/20171 Historic Preservation Board    Action details Meeting details Not available
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QUASI-JUDICIAL - HISTORIC PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION - 415 NW 4th Street (B)

Ordinance No. 170438

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, finding that property located at 415 NW 4th Street, Gainesville, Florida, as more specifically described in this ordinance, qualifies for an ad valorem tax exemption for historic properties; granting an exemption from ad valorem tax for certain improvements beginning January 1, 2018, and continuing for 10 years under certain conditions; authorizing the Mayor and the Clerk of the Commission to sign the Historic Preservation Property Tax Exemption Covenant between the property owner and the City; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.

recommendation
The City Commission: 1) approve Part 2 of the Historic Preservation Property Tax Exemption Application; and 2) adopt the proposed ordinance.

explanation
Chapter 25, Article IV, of the Code of Ordinances authorizes the City Commission to grant ad valorem tax exemptions for historic properties pursuant to Florida law. In order to approve a property for such exemption, the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) and the City Commission must determine that a particular property is eligible for the property tax exemption (i.e., historical designation or contributing property) and that it has been improved consistent with the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

The process for a property owner to receive a historic preservation property tax exemption entails two steps. First, the property owner submitted Part 1 (Preconstruction Application) of the Historic Preservation Property Tax Exemption Application for the restoration, renovation, or rehabilitation of a contributing residential building in the Pleasant Street Historic District. Part 1 was approved by the HPB on December 07, 2016, with a finding that the property was eligible for the exemptio...

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