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File #: 21-0557    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Agreements Status: Passed
File created: 10/5/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: Historic Property Preservation Agreements (Mills Act Contracts) for 26 qualified historic properties.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment 1 - Table Summary of 26 Mills Act Applications, 3. Attachment 2 - Fall 2021 Applicant Property Photographs, 4. Attachment 3 - Mills Act Contract MAC-378.0-21, 5. Attachment 4 - Mills Act Contract MAC-384.0-21, 6. Attachment 5 - Mills Act Contract MAC-388.0-21, 7. Attachment 6 - Mills Act Contract MAC-389.0-21, 8. Attachment 7 - Mills Act Contract MAC-390.0-21, 9. Attachment 8 - Mills Act Contract MAC-391.0-21, 10. Attachment 9 - Mills Act Contract MAC-392.0-21, 11. Attachment 10 - Mills Act Contract MAC-393.0-21, 12. Attachment 11 - Mills Act Contract MAC-394.0-21, 13. Attachment 12 - Mills Act Contract MAC-395.0-21, 14. Attachment 13 - Mills Act Contract MAC-396.0-21, 15. Attachment 14 - Mills Act Contract MAC-397.0-21, 16. Attachment 15 - Mills Act Contract MAC-398.0-21, 17. Attachment 16 - Mills Act Contract MAC-399.0-21, 18. Attachment 17 - Mills Act Contract MAC-400.0-21, 19. Attachment 18 - Mills Act Contract MAC-401.0-21, 20. Attachment 19 - Mills Act Contract MAC-402.0-21, 21. Attachment 20 - Mills Act Contract MAC-403.0-21, 22. Attachment 21 - Mills Act Contract MAC-404.0-21, 23. Attachment 22 - Mills Act Contract MAC-405.0-21, 24. Attachment 23 - Mills Act Contract MAC-406.0-21, 25. Attachment 24 - Mills Act Contract MAC-407.0-21, 26. Attachment 25 - Mills Act Contract MAC-408.0-21, 27. Attachment 26 - Mills Act Contract MAC-409.0-21, 28. Attachment 27 - Mills Act Contract MAC-410.0-21, 29. Attachment 28 - Mills Act Contract MAC-411.0-21
TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THRU: Tom Hatch, Interim City Manager

FROM: Susan Galvan, Interim Community Development Director

Historic Property Preservation Agreements (Mills Act Contracts) for 26 qualified historic properties.
The Community Development Department Historic Preservation Program received 26 applications for new Mills Act Contracts in the Old Towne and Eichler Historic Districts for the Fall 2021 application period. Staff recommends approval and execution of the contracts.
Approve 26 Mills Act Contracts between the City of Orange and the identified property owners for the preservation and rehabilitation of qualified historic properties; and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the contracts on behalf of the City.

The purpose of the Mills Act Program is to leverage property tax savings to support private investment in the preservation of historic properties.
For the 26 Mills Act applications received in Fall 2021, the City may incur a total reduction of property tax of approximately $20,179 per year. The actual amount of the property tax reduction under the Mills Act Contract will be determined by the Orange County Office of the Assessor, using a predetermined income-based approach to assessment, considering area rental rates and maintenance costs.
The Mills Act Program requires reinvestment of this property tax reduction in preservation of the historic property through the Rehabilitation Plan (Exhibit D) attached to each contract. The Rehabilitation Plan will generate additional revenues from building permit fees, and the local economy will benefit from specialized work in historic preservation by local building contractors and material suppliers. The investment by property owners in these 26 historic properties totals $1,850,580 over ten years.
The $1,000 application fee for each contract offsets the cos...

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