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Community Reinvestment Area

CRA Tax Abatement Program

The purpose of the CRA is to encourage revitalization of the existing housing and building stock and the construction of new structures. The Community Reinvestment Area is a state-sanctioned program that allows the Columbiana City Council to grant 100% tax exemptions for 15 years* on the increase in the accessed valuation resulting from improvements. Act now to take advantage of this limited time incentive to build your Estate Home, Single Family home or Carriage Homes in Old Saybrook!

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How Does It Work?


Residential applicants will pick up an application (CRA Form 1) when applying for a building permit. Residential applicants will have 1 year from completion of project to complete application, in order to have it filed with the county auditor.

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Learn More From The City Of Columbiana

Please click here for the applicable forms. Residential applicants need to fill out form 1 only and business/commercial applicants need to fill out forms 1 and 2. Completed forms should be filed with Columbiana, Ohio, City Hall. If you have further questions, please contact City Hall at 330-482-2173. Click here to download the C.R.A Facts Sheet

*15 year 100% tax exemption on the increase in the accessed valuation resulting from improvements. Subject to City of Columbiana resolution 18-O-2979. Community Reinvestment Area is developed through Columbiana City Council and other governmental offices, May be subject to approval by the Community Reinvestment Area Housing Council and Tax Incentive Review Council. The CRA is not affiliated with Master Plan Builders or Master Plan affiliated companies. All offers subject to availability, approval and restrictions.