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File #: O-336-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2019 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 11/7/2019 Final action: 11/7/2019
Title: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A DEVELOPMENT AREA PURSUANT TO PROVISIONS OF KRS 65.7041- 65.7083 TO BE KNOWN AS THE FIFTH AND BROADWAY DEVELOPMENT AREA, DESIGNATING THE METRO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, INC. AS AN "AGENCY", ADOPTING A DEVELOPMENT PLAN, APPROVING ENTERING INTO A LOCAL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT, AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF THE "RELEASED AMOUNT" PURSUANT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE LOCAL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT, REQUIRING THE SUBMISSION OF REGULAR REPORTS TO LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS AND THE TAKING OF ANY OTHER ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSES AUTHORIZED BY THIS ORDINANCE (AS AMENDED).
Sponsors: David James (D-6), Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4)
Attachments: 1. O-336-19 FAM 5th and Broadway TIF Amended 110719.pdf, 2. O-336-19 ATTACH to FAM 5th and Broadway TIF Amended 110719.pdf, 3. O-336-19 V.1 101019 Fifth and Broadway Development Area.pdf, 4. O-336-19 V.1 101019 Fifth and Broadway Development Area EXHIBIT A (attach to Ordinance).pdf, 5. O-336-19 V.1 101019 Fifth and Broadway Development Area EXHIBIT B (attach to Ordinance).pdf, 6. O-336-19 V.1 101019 Fifth and Broadway Development Area EXHIBIT C (attach to Ordinance).pdf, 7. LED Presentation 10.29.19.pdf, 8. ORD 171 2019.pdf

ORDINANCE NO.                                           , SERIES 2019

TITLE

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A DEVELOPMENT AREA PURSUANT TO PROVISIONS OF KRS 65.7041- 65.7083 TO BE KNOWN AS THE FIFTH AND BROADWAY DEVELOPMENT AREA, DESIGNATING THE METRO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, INC. AS AN "AGENCY", ADOPTING A DEVELOPMENT PLAN, APPROVING ENTERING INTO A LOCAL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT, AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF THE "RELEASED AMOUNT" PURSUANT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE LOCAL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT, REQUIRING THE SUBMISSION OF REGULAR REPORTS TO LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS AND THE TAKING OF ANY OTHER ACTIONS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSES AUTHORIZED BY THIS ORDINANCE (AS AMENDED).

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SPONSORED BY:                     PRESIDENT DAVID JAMES AND
COUNCILMEMBER BARBARA SEXTON SMITH

WHEREAS, the Kentucky General Assembly enacted KRS 65.7041- 65.7083 (the “Act”) relating to tax increment financing and urban redevelopment, which Act establishes development areas to increase property values, increase employment opportunities, and increase economic activity;

WHEREAS, Fifth and Broadway, LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company, or an affiliate of same (the “Developer”) plans to undertake a major project within the Fifth and Broadway Development Area (the “Development Area”) to complete the Fifth and Broadway Redevelopment Project (the “Project”), as more particularly described in the Development Plan attached hereto as Exhibit A;

WHEREAS, the Project, which qualifies as a development area under the Act, will involve new capital investment of approximately $50 million when fully developed;

WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, a Development Plan for the Development Area has been prepared and a public hearing has been conducted to seek public comment on the Development Plan;

WHEREAS, the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (the “Council”) finds that the Project to be undertaken in the Development Area by the Developer will further the public purposes identified in the Act by increasing the value of property located in the Development Area, increasing employment within the Development Area, Louisville, and the region and increasing the tax base of Louisville;

WHEREAS, it is therefore in the interest of Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (“Louisville Metro”) and Metro Development Authority, Inc. (the “Authority”) that there be a plan for the optimal revitalization and development of the Development Area in a most efficient manner;

WHEREAS, the redevelopment of previously developed land, within the meaning of the Act and as presented by the Developer and the Authority, enables Louisville Metro to use tax increment financing to encourage major economic development projects and is a worthy public purpose;

WHEREAS, Louisville Metro is authorized under the Act to execute a local participation agreement with an agency in acknowledgement of benefits to be derived by Louisville Metro within a development area in order to promote the public purpose of Louisville Metro;

WHEREAS, the Authority is organized and incorporated as a nonprofit, nonstock corporation pursuant to KRS Chapters 58 and 273 to act as an “Agency” under the Act; and

WHEREAS, Louisville Metro has determined that based on the benefits to be derived from the Project that it is in furtherance of its public purposes to assist Developer, through the Authority, with the costs of the Project and agrees to enter into the Local Participation Agreement in order to pay to the Authority the Released Amount (as hereinafter defined) for use solely for purposes of the Project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION I:                      The Development Plan as amended by the Developer in cooperation with the Ordinance’s sponsors, attached hereto as Exhibit A, is hereby adopted.

SECTION II:                      That the Council finds as follows:

A.                     All statements of fact set forth in the recitals to this Ordinance are found true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference.

B.                     The Development Area, as depicted in Exhibit B, is a contiguous parcel of property, approximately 0.6212 acres in size, and is less than three (3) square miles in area as required by the Act.

C.                     The Development Area constitutes previously developed land as required by KRS 65.7043(2).

D.                     The establishment of the Development Area shall not cause the assessed value of taxable real estate in all development areas located in Louisville Metro to exceed 20% of the assessed value of all taxable real property in Louisville. To date Louisville Metro has established several other development areas with a combined taxable real property assessment at the time they were established of approximately $1.529 billion.  The taxable real property assessment of the Development Area for calendar year 2018 is approximately $3,050,000, and that amount combined with the previous development areas established by Louisville Metro totals $1.532 billion, while the total taxable real property assessment for Louisville exceeds $59 billion, 20% of which is $11.8 billion. 

E.                     The conditions within the Development Area meet two (2) of the seven (7) factors of blight as set forth in KRS 65.7049 and are as follows: 

1.                     A substantial loss of residential, commercial, and industrial activity or use has occurred within the Development Area.  The Development Area includes a building that was built in 1960 and has sat essentially vacant for more than five years.

2.                     A combination of factors substantially impairs or arrests the growth and economic development of the city or county and impedes the development of commercial or industrial property due to the Development Area’s present condition and use.  Development of the Project site without assistance as provided by the Act is not feasible due to the large scale costs associated with the redevelopment of the proposed Project, including the renovation of an older building which is not in good condition.  Potential revenue alone cannot underwrite the costs of the proposed improvements.  No other adequate funding mechanism affords the proposed improvements absent the incentives provided under the Act.  These improvements cannot be facilitated with private investment alone.  The aesthetic improvement resulting from the development of the proposed Project will have a positive effect on the city and surrounding area, especially the impact on West Broadway.

F.                     The Development Area will not reasonably be developed without public assistance, including incentives as provided by the Act.  The high cost of site development expenses needed for the Project makes public incentives critical to the financing of the Project when compared with low potential revenue generated by these improvements.

G.                     The public benefits of redeveloping the Development Area justify the public costs proposed. The investment in the Development Area will result in significant returns through increased property valuations for the surrounding area, facilitate secondary and tertiary re-development within the area, and bring additional residents, diners and other visitors to Louisville. The Development Area has a 2018 taxable assessment of approximately $3,050,000, which annually generates $14,538 in ad valorem real property taxes to Louisville Metro. The Project will increase capital investment by approximately $50,000,000, which will provide significant new taxes to Louisville Metro and the other taxing districts.  While Louisville Metro will pledge 80% of the incremental increase of the local ad valorem real property taxes from the Development Area, up to a cap of $2,715,061, to provide redevelopment assistance to the project, including public infrastructure improvements, it will retain 20% of the new incremental increase of the local ad valorem real property taxes and 100% of the local occupational taxes from the Development Area.  Further, the existing ad valorem real property taxes will be retained by Louisville Metro.  Therefore, even when considering the requested incentives for the Project from Louisville Metro, the Project will be financially beneficial to Louisville Metro. The Project will also serve as a catalyst for additional development in the area surrounding the Development Area. 

H.                     Most of the area immediately surrounding the Development Area has been subject to growth and development only through public support of private investment.  The proposed improvements within the Development Area will have a positive effect on the surrounding area, which faces stagnation in development without them. 

I.                     The pledge and use of a portion of Louisville Metro’s incremental revenues, as defined in the Local Participation Agreement, derived from the Development Area to provide redevelopment assistance to the Project and the Development Area will increase capital investment and employment in Louisville Metro, and therefore constitutes a public purpose.

SECTION III:                     The Development Area as illustrated and described in Exhibit B is designated as a development area pursuant to the Act and shall be named the Fifth and Broadway Development Area. The Development Area shall be established as of the effective date of this Ordinance and shall terminate on the earlier of (a) the termination of the Local Participation Agreement, attached hereto as Exhibit C, or (b) 25 years from the date hereof, provided that in no case the termination date will be more than twenty (20) years from the activation date.

SECTION IV: That the Metro Development Authority, Inc., a Kentucky nonprofit, nonstock corporation (the “Authority”), (a) is designated as the Agency, pursuant to the terms of the Act, (b) shall be the recipient of the Released Amount under the Local Participation Agreement and (c) shall be required to oversee and administer the implementation of the Project within the Development Area.

SECTION V:                      That the Mayor is authorized to negotiate and enter into a Local Participation Agreement with the Authority for the release to the Authority of a portion of the new ad valorem real property taxes expected to be derived by Louisville Metro from the Project to be constructed in the Development Area ("Released Amount”), substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C.

SECTION VI:                     That the Office of Management and Budget is designated as the department in Louisville Metro to oversee the payment of the Released Amount and to review all documentation concerning the Project, its progress, costs and development. The Office of Management and Budget shall annually submit to the Council a report concerning the Development Area (“Report”). The Developer shall provide to the Office of Management and Budget, on a timely basis, all information required by the Office of Management and Budget to prepare the Report. The Report shall include but not be limited to:

A.                      An accounting of all payments made to the Authority pursuant to the Local Participation Agreement;

B.                      An analysis and review of development activity within the Development Area;

C.                      The progress made toward meeting the stated goals of the Development Area;

D.                      An accounting of the Approved Project Costs and other Project Costs incurred by the Developer.

SECTION VII:                     That the Council authorizes Louisville Metro to pay annually to the Authority, the Released Amount which shall be calculated as provided in the Local Participation Agreement, not to exceed a sum equal to 80% of the Louisville Metro Ad Valorem Real Property Tax Increment, as that term is defined in the Local Participation Agreement subject to the following condition: in no event shall the total of the Released Amount paid to the Authority over the term of the Local Participation Agreement exceed $2,715,061 as set forth in the Local Participation Agreement.

SECTION VIII:                     That the Authority shall establish a Special Fund pursuant to the Act for the Development Area as set forth in the Local Participation Agreement.

SECTION IX:                     That the Mayor and other appropriate Louisville Metro officials, and each of them, for and on behalf of Louisville Metro, are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to do and perform any and all things necessary to effect the execution of the Local Participation Agreement, the performance of all obligations of Louisville Metro under and pursuant to the Local Participation Agreement and related documents, and the performance of all other actions of whatever nature necessary to effect and carry out the authority conferred by this Ordinance and the Local Participation Agreement. The Mayor and other appropriate Louisville Metro officials, and each of them, are hereby further authorized, empowered and directed for and on behalf of Louisville Metro to execute all papers, letter, documents, undertakings, certificates, assignments, forms, instruments and closing papers that may be required for the carrying out and effectuation of the authority conferred by and for the purposes of this Ordinance and the Local Participation Agreement, or to evidence said authority and purposes, and to exercise and otherwise take all action necessary to the full realization of the rights and purposes of Louisville Metro under the Local Participation Agreement and related documents and to perform all of the obligations of Louisville Metro under the Local Participation Agreement and related documents.

SECTION X:                     The provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable, and if any section, phrase or provision shall for any reason be declared invalid, such declaration of invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Ordinance.

SECTION XI:                     This Ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and approval.

 

__________________________                                                               _________________________

Stephen Ott                                                                                                                              David James

Metro Council Clerk                                                                                                         President of the Council

 

 

____________________________                                          __________________________

Greg Fischer                                                                                                                              Approval Date

Mayor

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGALITY:

 

Michael J. O’Connell

Jefferson County Attorney

 

 

By: _________________________

 

O-336-19 Fifth and Broadway TIF Ordinance v2 Amended sd 110719.docx

 

 

Exhibits

 

 

A.  Development Plan

B.  Map of Development Area and Legal Description

C.  Local Participation Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

MAP OF DEVELOPMENT AREA

 

 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION

 

 

BEGINNING at the Southwest corner of Broadway and Fifth Streets; thence West with the South line of Broadway, 153 feet, more or less, to a point 267 feet 7 inches East of Sixth Street, as measured along said line of Broadway, and at the Northwest corner of the lot conveyed to Paul Semonin, Inc. by Deed date March 18, 1926, and recorded in Deed Book 1207, Page 299, in the Office of the Clerk of Jefferson County, Kentucky; thence South with the West line of said lot 178 feet 11-1/2 inches to the North line of an alley; thence Eastwardly with the North line of said alley 153 feet, more or less, to the West line of Fifth Street; thence North with the West line of Fifth Street 178 feet 8 ½ inches to the point of beginning.

 

TAX ID Number: 08-029B-0034-0000

 

EXHIBIT C

 

LOCAL PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT