Ohio General Assembly considering significant CRA law change during lame duck session

A new proposal in the Ohio legislature would render commercial and industrial Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) projects akin to “pre-1994” treatment. Ohio’s CRA program was initially created as a housing program in the late 1960s but quickly became a frequently used tool for addressing disinvestment in commercial and industrial settings. In 1994, after recognizing that the program was frequently being used to abate property taxes in commercial and industrial projects, the Ohio General Assembly made major revisions to the state’s CRA Program. As a result, the statutory provisions governing those CRAs designated before July 1, 1994, differ considerably from those governing CRAs designated after July 1, 1994. For more, read the full article

Economic Development, Project Finance