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City of Sylvania is now offering longer tax abatements as a way to bring more
businesses to the area.
council decided Thursday to expand its current Community Reinvestment Area
(CRA) in downtown, and reactivate another south of Monroe Street. They also
made changes to the current regulations, allowing abatements for businesses and
homeowners up to 15 years.
a very good tool for business owners to improve their property, increase
business in the downtown area, without paying increased property taxes from day
one," said Mayor Craig Stough.
businesses were pleased to hear the news. Nancy Pawlaczyk of Merle Norman
agrees the tax incentives could help the city grow.
rates are said to be going back up, so I think with this, if they can get in
with that low interest rate and then not have to make that payment for 15
years, that's great," she said. "You couldn't ask for a better incentive than
Charles, a salon, has two locations in Sylvania, both in the downtown area.
They have expanded in the past and are looking to make changes again in the near
future. They say the tax incentive is a significant help to small businesses.
not only allows us to expand our business, but to create new jobs within the
community," said Vice President of Operations Celeste Meyer.
council will review two more CRAs at their next meeting in July.