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File #: 15-16986    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/1/2021 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 12/13/2021 Final action:
Title: Process to Create SouthPark Municipal Service District
Attachments: 1. 12132021 South Park MSD Boundary Map
Title
Process to Create SouthPark Municipal Service District

Action
Action:
A. Approve the process for considering creation of a SouthPark Municipal Service District, and

B. Authorize the City Manager to direct staff to prepare reports documenting district boundaries, tax rate and revenue, and plan for providing services.

Body
Staff Resource(s):
Tracy Dodson, City Manager's Office

Policy
* State law allows cities to create municipal service districts (MSDs) to promote economic development and/or provide services at a higher level in the district than provided for the entire city.
* MSDs are funded through an assessment on all property owners within the district boundaries. All the money raised by the MSD assessment must be spent on district enhancement programs.
* The City currently has MSDs in Center City, South End, and University City.

Explanation
* In 2016, members of SouthPark's business community began discussions to create a municipal service district (MSD) in the SouthPark area to enhance the economic vitality of the area.
* SouthPark Community Partners is the leading business and community advocacy group for the creation of the SouthPark MSD. This group of business and community leaders have participated in SouthPark studies and intend to lead efforts to enhance the SouthPark community. City of Charlotte staff will serve as support to the group as they explore the establishment of an MSD.
* Since 2000, there have been several studies completed to address the future of SouthPark. The creation of an MSD would be an action towards implementing recommendations from the various studies. Beginning with the 2016 Urban Land Institute's (ULI) SouthPark: Envisioning a More Walkable, Multimodal, Future for SouthPark, implementation strategies in each plan have recommended the use of an MSD as an effective and appropriate tool to support a successful vision for SouthPark. Completed SouthPark studies include:
* 2000: Charlotte City Council's SouthPark Small...

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