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File #: 2021-4242    Name:
Type: Public Hearing - Sworn Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/30/2021 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing: Amendments to the Southside Plaza Community Improvement District Petition
Attachments: 1. Amended CID Petition, 2. Exhibit List, 3. Ordinance 8894 - Approve CID Petition, 4. Ordinance 9171 - Approve LCRA Plan, 5. Ordinance 8968 - Approve Cooperative Agreement
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Title
Public Hearing: Amendments to the Southside Plaza Community Improvement District Petition

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Issue/Request:
Public hearing to consider the proposed Amended Southside Plaza CID Petition to provide the CID with authority to impose special assessments as am implementation mechanism for the tax abatement previously approved by the City Council for rehabilitation and refurbishment of the shopping center.

Key Issues:
Amendment of the CID Petition to provide the CID with authority to impose special assessments as an implementation mechanism for the incentives approved for the shopping center.

Background:
On June 9, 2020, the City Council approved Ordinance No. 8894 which approved the formation of the Southside Plaza Community Improvement District (the “CID”) to provide a funding source to reimburse Brain Dev 3, LLC (the “Developer”) for improvements to be made to the project in an effort to redevelop and revitalize the shopping center. The CID will impose an extra 1% sales tax on all retail sales in the shopping center, and the resulting sales tax revenue will be used as a source of reimbursement to Developer for qualified renovation costs.

After the CID approval, it was learned that the CID revenue projections were based on inaccurate data about prior taxable sales levels at the shopping center. The Developer originally expected that the 1% CID sales tax would provide sufficient funds to reimburse about $1.44 million in eligible costs, and this was the maximum reimbursable amount. Instead, the revised revenue projections are that the CID can reimburse only about $474,000 over the life of the CID, creating a gap of about $966,000 as compared to the original CID incentive projections.

To remedy this gap in the reimbursement payments, the Developer requested that the City approve an LCRA Redevelopment Plan that would provide the following incentives:

(1) sales tax exemption on the purchase of construction materials that would generate an approximately ...

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