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File #: 180412.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 9/25/2018 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 1/17/2019 Final action: 2/7/2019
Title: Quasi-Judicial - Historic Property Tax Exemption - 430 NE 9th Avenue (B) Ordinance No. 180412 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, finding that property located at 430 NE 9th Avenue, 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, 2019, 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. 180412_Staff Report w Exhibits 1-3_20181002.pdf, 2. 180412A_Staff Report w Exhibits 1-3_20190117.pdf, 3. 180412B_Staff PPT_20190117.pdf, 4. 180412A_draft ordinance_20190117, 5. 180412_covenant_20190207.pdf, 6. 180412_Ordinance_20190207.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
2/7/20192 City Commission Adopted on Final Reading (Ordinance) and Approved the RecommendationPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/17/20192 City Commission Adopted on First Reading (Ordinance) and Approved the RecommendationPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/2/20181 Historic Preservation Board    Action details Meeting details Not available
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Quasi-Judicial - Historic Property Tax Exemption - 430 NE 9th Avenue (B)

Ordinance No. 180412
An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, finding that property located at 430 NE 9th Avenue, 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, 2019, 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 Southeast Residential Historic District. Part 1 was approved by the HPB on September 1, 2015, with a finding that the property was eligible for the exe...

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