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File #: 2021-2089    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Public Hearing
File created: 1/27/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 3/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Districts Application of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners to consider approving a resolution to adopt updates to the Urban Redevelopment Plan.
Attachments: 1. 2021 02.23 Item 2021-2089, 2. URP_Resolution, 3. UrbanRedevelopmentPlan2020_Final Draft 2021

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Public Hearing:  YES      NO                                                   Department: Planning and Sustainability                                     

 

SUBJECT:

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Commission District(s): All Districts

Application of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners to consider approving a resolution to adopt updates to the Urban Redevelopment Plan.

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Information Contact: Andrew Baker

Phone Number: 404-687-7154

 

PURPOSE:

The Plan sets out a framework for DeKalb County to strategically direct resources and investments within a designated urban redevelopment area (“URA”) and allows DeKalb County to apply for the Georgia Opportunity Zone Job Tax Credit Program (“OZ”) per O.C.G.A. § 48-7-40.1(c)(4) and Rule 110-24-1-.01.

 

NEED/IMPACT:

This Urban Redevelopment Plan is an update to the current URP for DeKalb County, which was adopted in 2013. The URA has been redrawn to account for newly incorporated areas and annexations that have occurred.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

No cost to the County.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommended Action

Planning staff recommends approval, based on the Urban Redevelopment Area (URA) following the Designation Criteria for Opportunity Zones as defined in Rule 110-24-1-.01(5)(b)(1).  These are described in the Summary of Conditions as: Unemployment, Building Permit Activity, and Code Enforcement cases. The URA is not used to designate areas of the county that are “bad” or “less desirable” than other areas. It is simply to identify areas of the county which can benefit from additional investment; adopting the URP is one tool which can be used to encourage that investment. Therefore, the recommendation from Staff is for “Approval”.