City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Monroe 3-16-2015 by Ord. No. 15-002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Blight — See Ch. 210.
Construction codes and regulations — See Ch. 275.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 525.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act — See MCLA § 207.771 et seq.
The purpose of this chapter is to preserve City of Monroe neighborhoods and to further the maintenance, preservation, improvement and development of housing for all persons regardless of income level; to provide that the City, by resolution, may designate one or more neighborhood enterprise zones pursuant to the Michigan Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act, Public Act 147 of 1992, as amended, being MCLA § 207.771 et seq.; and to encourage, through ad valorem property tax benefits established by said Act, the investment in existing structures and construction of new structures that have as their primary purpose owner-occupied one- or two-unit residential housing, and the rehabilitation of existing structures having as their primary purpose residential housing consisting of one to eight units, by bringing them into conformity with minimum standards of the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Monroe and improving the livability of units.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
A certificate issued by the Building Official/Zoning Administrator, or his or her designee, attesting to the fact that a new or rehabilitated facility for which an enterprise zone certificate is in effect is in compliance with the Construction, Property Maintenance and Blight Codes of the City.
HOMESTEAD FACILITY
An existing structure purchased by or transferred to an owner after December 31, 1996, that has as its primary purpose residential housing consisting of one or two units, one of which is occupied by an owner as his or her principal residence and is located within a subdivision platted pursuant to state law before January 1, 1968.
NEIGHBORHOOD ENTERPRISE ZONE
A zone designated by the City Council by resolution as a neighborhood enterprise zone pursuant to the requirements of the Michigan Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act, Public Act 147 of 1992, as amended, being MCLA § 207.771 et seq.
NEIGHBORHOOD ENTERPRISE ZONE CERTIFICATE
A certificate as defined and issued pursuant to the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act.
NEW FACILITY
A new structure or a portion of a new structure that has as its primary purpose residential housing consisting of one or two units, one of which is or will be occupied by an owner as his or her principal residence. "New facility" includes a new individual condominium unit in a structure with one or more condominium units which has as its primary purpose residential housing and that is or will be occupied by an owner as his or her principal residence. "New facility" does not include apartments.
OWNER
The record titleholder of, or the vendee of the original land contract pertaining to, a new facility or a rehabilitated facility for which a neighborhood enterprise zone certificate is applied for or issued.
REHABILITATED FACILITY
An existing structure or a portion of a structure with a current true cash value of $80,000 or less per unit that has or will have as its primary purpose residential housing consisting of one to eight units, the owner of which proposes improvements that, if done by a licensed contractor, would cost in excess of $5,000 per owner-occupied unit or 50% of the true cash value, whichever is less; or $7,500 per non-owner-occupied unit or 50% of the true cash value, whichever is less, or the owner proposes improvements that would be done by the owner and not a licensed contractor and the cost of the materials would be in excess of $3,000 per owner-occupied unit or $4,500 per non-owner-occupied unit, and will bring the structure into conformity with minimum standards in the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Monroe for occupancy or improve the livability of the units while meeting the minimum standards of the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Monroe. "Rehabilitated facility" also includes an individual condominium unit in a structure with one or more condominium units that has as its primary purpose residential housing, the owner of which proposes the above-described improvements. "Rehabilitated facility" does not include a facility rehabilitated with the proceeds of an insurance policy for property or casualty loss.
The City, by resolution, may designate one or more neighborhood enterprise zones.
A. 
A neighborhood enterprise zone shall contain not less than 10 platted parcels of land. All the land within a neighborhood enterprise zone shall also be compact and contiguous.
B. 
The total acreage of the neighborhood enterprise zones designated under this section shall not exceed 15% percent of the total acreage contained within the boundaries of the City.
Once a neighborhood enterprise zone is established in the manner provided in § 448-3 and the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act, any person who proposes to invest in a homestead facility, construct a new facility, or rehabilitate property located in a neighborhood enterprise zone, and who intends to seek the tax benefits provided in the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act, may file an application for a neighborhood enterprise zone certificate with the City Clerk-Treasurer. The application must be filed before a building permit is issued for the work proposed and shall be filed in the form and manner prescribed for in said Act. The City shall charge a nonrefundable application fee which shall be set by City Council resolution and paid with the filing of the application. The application for a certificate shall be subject to the requirements, approvals and conditions of the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act.
A. 
Before the sale of a homestead facility, new facility or a rehabilitated facility for which a neighborhood enterprise zone certificate is in effect, the owner shall file an application for a certificate of compliance with the City Building Department, and an inspection shall be completed by the Building Department or a registered private inspector in accordance with Chapter 525, Property Maintenance. The City shall charge a nonrefundable application fee and an optional inspection fee for inspections conducted by the Building Department, which shall be set by City Council resolution and paid with the filing of the application.
B. 
No sale of any homestead facility or new or rehabilitated facility for which a neighborhood enterprise zone certificate is in effect may be finalized until there is compliance with the Construction, Property Maintenance and Blight Codes of the City and a certificate of compliance attesting to the fact is issued by the Building Official or his or her designee in accordance with Chapter 525, Property Maintenance.