As part of a public-private partnership, the City is considering public incentives for a 47 single-family home redevelopment along Fairway Boulevard, including a new 7.7-acre community park. Learn more about the project below, and download the slide deck presented to City Council at their October 24 Committee meeting here.
Questions or comments? We invite you to email City Staff and to join City Council for a Public Hearing during their November 21, 2023 meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Whitehall City Hall (360 S. Yearling Road).
|Proposed Location||Developer||Housing Type|
750 and 800 Fairway Boulevard,
Fairway Cliffs, LLC
1,800 sq. ft. minimum – Ranch
2023 Strategic Plan Goal: Bring City’s parks facilities and recreation programming in line with National Recreation and Parks Association Agency Performance Standards by 2033
- In line with this goal and with the action item to “Increase park acres to meet the national average of 10.8 acres per 1,000 residents,” as part of the project, the City would acquire a 7.7-acre park along Big Walnut Creek, providing new community access to this tremendous natural resource.
- The park will include a dedicated parking lot, paved and crushed limestone walking paths and a new canoe launch into Big Walnut Creek.
- The park improvements (totaling over $759,000) will be paid through an Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) Clean Ohio Fund Grant (awarded in 2022), with the 25% local match being paid by the developer.
- With a third of the site acquired for public use, it is estimated that three-fourths of the significant trees on site will be maintained.
- The Parks and Recreation Department will introduce low-impact programming to generate appropriate traffic and interest including group walks, bird watching and creek programs. Further, the department will work with the developer and a professional landscape architect to incorporate elements of safe design including cameras on the parking lot and clear and adequate signage.
2023 Strategic Plan Goal: Increase the City’s S&P bond rating from A to at least a AA by 2026
- An increased Property Value and Equalized Assessed Value (EAV) would be favorable to the City in a bond rating process. In Tax Year 2022, the combined parcels produced about $22,800 in property taxes. Once improved by this redevelopment, it is estimated the combined property taxes would increase to over $469,000. The improvements would result in more local tax revenue and a higher EAV, which would help the City improve our credit rating.
2023 Strategic Plan Action Item: Capture a larger percentage of income tax from remote workers by increasing neighborhood amenities making residential options more attractive.
- The proposed project not only adds to Whitehall’s housing stock of single-family homes, but would create an amenity-rich neighborhood supported by an HOA, adjacent to a community park and near the planned multi-use trail along Fairway Boulevard.
Property Tax Abatement
Terms: 15-Year, 100% Real Property Tax Abatement
New Community Authority (NCA)
Terms: 15-Year Special Assessment Equivalent to Real Property Tax
Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
Terms: 30-Year, Non-School TIF
Property Tax Summary
Current Value and Property Taxes - Tax Year 2022
Total Property Taxes