The City’s Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) is an economic development tool that provides for real property tax exemptions for property owners who renovate existing or construct new buildings. Learn more about the City’s residential property tax abatement and commercial property tax abatement programs. The CRA Housing Council is tasked with overseeing the City’s CRA Program. The Housing Council meets once per year. Call the Department of Planning and Development for the annual meeting day and time. Board members are being appointed currently.

Duties of the Council

Ohio Revised Code requires the formation of the Housing Council whose duties include making an annual inspection of the properties within the community reinvestment area for which an exemption has been granted and hearing any appeal on and may overrule any decision of a housing officer regarding tax exemptions made under Ohio Revised Code 3735.65 – 3735.69.

Agendas and Meeting Minutes

The agendas and meeting minutes for the Architectural Review Board are available on the Agendas & Minutes webpage.