Tax abatement proposal considered by Council

April 11, 2017

Legislation to abate property taxes on new commercial and home construction and home improvements was introduced at Monday's Council meeting. The goal of the tax abatement program is to spur new development and grow the city's population. The legislation is the result of more than a year of study and data analysis and was a key recommendation of the city’s "Planning to Grow Akron" housing strategy report and the Greater Ohio Policy Center’s “Build in Akron” report. 

April 10, 2017 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.