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File #: 200281.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 8/28/2020 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 4/1/2021 Final action: 4/15/2021
Title: Quasi-Judicial - Historic Property Tax Exemption - 716 SE 4th Avenue (B) Ordinance No. 200281 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, finding that property located at 716 SE 4th 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, 2021, and continuing for 10 years under certain conditions; authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk 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. 200281_HP17-51_Staff_Report_20210401, 2. 200281A-1_draft ordinance_20210401.pdf, 3. 200281_Tax Exemption Covenant_20210415.pdf, 4. 200281_Ordinance Final_20210415.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/15/20212 City Commission Adopted on Final Reading (Ordinance) and Approved the RecommendationPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/1/20212 City Commission Adopted on First Reading (Ordinance) and Approved the RecommendationPass Action details Meeting details Not available
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Quasi-Judicial - Historic Property Tax Exemption - 716 SE 4th Avenue (B)

Ordinance No. 200281
An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, finding that property located at 716 SE 4th 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, 2021, and continuing for 10 years under certain conditions; authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk 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 building listed on the Local and National Register of Historic Places. Part 1 was approved by the HPB on November 7, 2017, with a finding that the property was eligible for the exemption and t...

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