Tuesday, February 28, 2017
 

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Local Tax Incentives

Some properties are eligible to obtain real estate property tax abatements on improvements through the Enterprise Zone designation for Fairfield County. The abatement starts at 60% and can go as high as 100% with school district approval.

Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) tax abatements may be available in several areas through the Pickerington Local School District and the City of Canal Winchester providing up to a 100% exemption of the improved real property tax valuation for up to 15 years depending on the project. A Cooperative Economic Development Area also exists as a guideline for local taxes and development parameters.

Projections

150,000 sf commercial and 2.6 million sf of industrial space are projected as part of future growth in the Violet Township area. Population growth in this area is projected to grow by approximately 47% by the year 2030. . . expanding an already robust customer, market and workforce base.

Assistance

Violet Township's Economic Development Department, in concert with the business community, actively promotes and develops economic activity in the Township with the goal of strengthening Violet Township and the municipalties located within the township's tax base and quality of life. The department can assist you with demographics and data, locating property, tax information, and incentives. The Economic Development department can provide Real Estate information for available properties in Violet Township that meet your requirements. We can also coordinate tours of proposed sites and provide information on all incentives available. Violet Township's Economic Development Director can introduce you to the Building Department for Plan review and permitting, and the Zoning Department for any rezoning or use guidance you may require.
 

Process

  • Meet our Staff - Discuss your project. Get information on the steps of the entire process and guidance on any potential problems.
  • Review - Our Engineer, Soil and Water Specialist, Building and Zoning departments, and Fire department will review the plan and submit comments. The Building department will also issue Occupancy when the project is completed. 
  • Planning and Zoning Commission approval - a review by the Planning and Zoning Commission. If the porject falls within the etsblished type for the area, and is not overly complex, the review process is relatively quick. The Commission meets once a month on the third Monday of the month. Our staff can advise tyou of the deadlines and what to expect.
  • Board of Trustee approval - This process is not always necesary. If the project is within a planned district, or, if the project has been through an approval process through the zoning commission for a change of zoning or use from the original land use plan, then the Board of Trustees must also hold a hearing, discussion and a vote on that project.  Trustees hold their regular meetings the first and third Wednesday of each month. Time can vary, however, if no zoning changes have been recommended, and the use falls within the established guidlines, this part of the process can be accomplished very quickly.
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