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File #: 2012-0703    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/4/2012 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action: 9/18/2012
Enactment date: 9/18/2012 Enactment #: 566
Effective date: 9/17/2012    
Title: Resolution initiating the public process for the establishment of the Lawrenceville Business Improvement District,
Sponsors: Patrick Dowd
Indexes: BID/NID (BUSINESS/NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS)
Attachments: 1. 2012-0703.doc
Title
Resolution initiating the public process for the establishment of the Lawrenceville Business Improvement District,

Body
WHEREAS, originally Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) were established under the Municipal Authorities Act of 1945 (P.L. 382, No. 164) and the two existing BIDs in Pittsburgh (Downtown and Oakland) were established under this Act; and

WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Neighborhood Improvement District Act (Act 2000-130 or the “Act”), 73 P.S. Section 831 set seq., was established by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and any BIDs after 2000 are subject to the Neighborhood Improvement District Act; and

WHEREAS, the property owners within the boundaries of the Lawrenceville Business Improvement District wish to establish a BID as a tool for enhancing the maintenance, improving marketing that will increase business attraction and customers, and improving the quality of life in Lawrenceville; and

WHEREAS, the Lawrenceville Corporation, a nonprofit corporation that operates in the proposed boundaries of the Lawrenceville Business District, has formally indicated its interest to the City of Pittsburgh (“City”) to become the designated Management Association for the Business Improvement District; and

WHEREAS, the Act requires the City to notify all affected property owners and allow them time to comment upon the Preliminary Plan for the proposed BID during an advertised public hearing and to revise the Final Plan accordingly, as required by the Act; and

WHEREAS, the property owners within the boundaries of the proposed Lawrenceville Business District will be given an opportunity to file objections in writing with the Clerk of the City of Pittsburgh within forty-five (45) days of the presentation of the Final Plan.



Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby initiates the public process required for the establi...

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