THE NEXT STEP IS UP TO LOFT DISTRICT PROPERTIES OWNERS!
Where we Are:
In response to numerous requests, the CAP Board of Directors has authorized CAP to examine the feasibility of expanding its service area to include the loft district east of 22nd St (green area in map above). A committee of residential and business owners have determined the most cost/effective service plan for the Loft District--dedicated patrol from 4 PM to midnight Tues-Saturday and response to requests for services during all the other hours of CAP operation (7AM-midnight Mon-Sat). The cost for this service will be 1.2 mils (.0012 of the property value for each property owner). The CAP Board has agreed to this fixed rate for three years, at the end of which the Board will hold a public hearing to determine if the majority of owners want the program to continue.
What Needs to Be Done:
In order to move forward, we must fulfill the statutory obligation of documenting the support of enough property owners to represent 2/3 of the property value of the entire area.
We need your signature!
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING PROPERTY OWNER SUPPORT FORM
Only property owners should sign these forms. Use the form appropriate for each property you own.
Sole owners--sign the INDIVIDUAL form(s) for each property.
Multiple owners-- (both or all owners) sign the MULTIPLE OWNER form.
Legal entities (corporations, partnerships, LLC's, etc.)--one of the principles signs the ENTITY form.
If you don't know your property parcel ID number, please check the spreadsheet (.pdf file) which is sorted by address number. If you own multiple properties, each property must have a parcel ID #.
Below (icons) are:
--Blank forms (Word docs) of the three types to use (depending on whether your property is individually owned, owned by multiple people, or owned by an entity. You must fill in the address, name and Parcel ID for your property(ies).
--A spreadsheet (Excel file) organized by address which lists the parcel ID numbers for each property. You can use this to find your Parcel ID number.
--A link to files (Word docs) that contain all the forms (w/ ownership information and parcel ID numbers already typed in) grouped by loft building.
Contact Teresa Thorne if you need any help at 251-0111.
The forms may be returned any one of the following ways:
* Fax to CAP at 205-251-9055 * Scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org * Deliver to the person who contacted you (if applicable) or CCN officer * If other methods are not available, you can request a pickup from CAP if you are in the loft district or current district. (Call 251-0111.)
* Send by mail to: CAP 1704 5th Ave. North Birmingham, AL 35203
Open this document (click icon) to check your parcel ID # by site address. ---->
The following text and Power Point offer a more in-depth discussion of the guidelines and parameters involved. If you have more questions, please feel free to call CAP and speak to me. Thanks!
Teresa K. Thorne, Executive Director City Action Partnership 205-251-0111
BIDs have been established in cities across the country for various purposes. The current BID in downtown was created to spur and support development by addressing safety and perception of safety. Our purpose is to help an area grow, to attract more residents, more restaurants and retail, to build on the community and quality of life that has been established.
Over the years people in the Loft Distict (see map within PowerPoint below) have asked that their area be included in the CAP district. To receive services from CAP, a property needs to be in the BID (Business Improvement District) which means the property owner will be obligated by law to pay for the services through a special assessment on their property's value. This type of structure ensures that everyone who receives a benefit participates.
A volunteer committe was established to determine the most affordable and effective scenario for the Loft Distric Area to receive services. The members represented both the lofts and the business interests fo the area. Over a period of weeks and several discussions, the group determined to support an option calling for a combination of dedicated patrol and response to services.
The Power Point below steps through some of the background and includes information on that scenario. Many questions are answered in the PowerPoint, however, there is an additional Q&A available by clicking on the Adobe file button below the Power Point If you have any questions, please don't hesiate to call Teresa Thorne at 251-0111 or send an email T.Thorne@CAPisDowntown.com.
Click on the PPT icon below:
Click on the PDF icon below to see additional Q&A. (Note: If you can't read the file, click HERE to download the free Adobe Reader program.)