CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATIONCHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION\ARTICLE 10. REVENUE, FINANCE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

(a)      Neighborhood Revitalization Program. That the City Council does hereby adopt the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, attached to Ordinance No. 1365, labeled as Exhibit A and incorporated by reference, as if fully set forth herein.

(b)     Designation of Neighborhood Revitalization Area. That the City Council hereby designates the real property described in Part 1 of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program as the Neighborhood Revitalization area, finds that the following conditions exist within said Area: 1) a predominance of buildings which, by reason of age, history or architecture, are significant and should be restored to productive use, and finds that the rehabilitation, conservation and redevelopment of said area is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Baldwin City; (2) an area which by reason of the presence of a substantial number of deteriorated or deteriorating structures, defective or inadequate streets, incompatible land use relationships, faulty lot layout in relation to size, adequacy, accessibility or usefulness, unsanitary or unsafe conditions, deterioration of site or other improvements, diversity of ownership, tax or special assessment delinquency exceeding the actual value of the land, defective or unusual conditions of title, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or a combination of such factors, substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of a municipality, retards the provision of housing accommodations or constitutes an economic or social liability and is detrimental to the public health, safety or welfare in its present condition and use; or (3) an area in which there is a predominance of buildings or improvements which by reason of age, history, architecture or significance should be preserved or restored to productive use.

(c)      Neighborhood Revitalization Fund. That the City Council does hereby create a Neighborhood Revitalization Fund to finance the redevelopment of the revitalization area and to provide a rebate of property tax increments, as set forth in the revitalization plan.

(Ord. 1365)