Ordinance No. 1443, Neighborhood Revitalization Program & Area

February 16, 2022


AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AND DESIGNATING A REVITALIZATION AREA, ALL AS PROVIDED FOR IN K.S.A. 12-17, 114 et seq., NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION ACT, AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BALDWIN CITY TO ENTER INTO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN.

ORDINANCE NO. 1443

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AND DESIGNATING A REVITALIZATION AREA, ALL AS PROVIDED FOR IN K.S.A. 12-17, 114 et seq., NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION ACT, AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BALDWIN CITY TO ENTER INTO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN.

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Baldwin City, Kansas, pursuant to the authority provided in K.S.A. 12-17, l l 4 et seq. wishes to adopt a plan to assist the revitalization of properties situated within the boundary of the city limits of the City of Baldwin City; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Baldwin City, Kansas, pursuant to public notice did advertise the a public hearing for February 1st, 2022, on the city’s website (www.baldwincity.gov) and in the local newspaper, Lawrence Journal World for two consecutive weeks and published the public hearing notice on January 21st, 2022 and January 28th, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Baldwin City, Kansas, pursuant to public notice did hold a public hearing on February 1st, 2022, to hear and consider public comment on the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF BALDWIN CITY, KANSAS:

SECTION 1. Neighborhood Revitalization Program. That the City Council does hereby adopt the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, attached herein, labeled as Exhibit A and incorporated by reference, as if fully set forth herein.

SECTION 2. 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: l) 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.

SECTION 3. 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.

SECTION 4: This Ordinance shall take effect on its passage and upon its publication as required by law.

Passed by the City Council this day February 1st, 2022

Casey Simoneau, Mayor

ATTEST: Amara Packard, City Clerk

(Approved as to Form): 

Dakota Loomis, City Attorney