Neighborhood Enterprise Zones (NEZs)


Notice of Public Hearing:

The Hazel Park City Council will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers, 111 East Nine Mile Road, Hazel Park, MI   48030 on February 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

The City of Hazel Park is proposing several Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (hereinafter “NEZ”) districts in the City of Hazel Park for New Facilities.  The Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) Program was established by Public Act 147 of 1992, as amended. The program provides a tax incentive for the development and rehabilitation of residential housing. A qualified local unit of government may designate one or more areas as a NEZ within that local unit of government. The program was established to spur the development and rehabilitation of residential housing in communities where it may not otherwise occur. The program also encourages owner-occupied housing and new investment in communities. 

The City of Hazel Park is proposing to set up these districts along Woodward Heights (St Mary Magdalen Church) and on streets with vacant lots that could use new housing developments, including W Evelyn, Bernhard, Milton, Hayes, George and Muir. 

 A new facility is defined as a new structure or portion of a new structure that has as its primary purpose residential housing consisting of one or two units, one of which will be owner occupied as a principal residence. This definition includes a new individual condominium unit, in a structure with one or more condominium units, that has as its primary purpose residential housing which will be owner-occupied as a principal residence.  A new facility may receive a tax incentive for a period of between 6 and 15 years.  The City of Hazel Park is looking to establish districts where a tax incentive will not exceed a period of 8 years.  

For more information from the State of Michigan (Michigan Economic Development Corporation) please visit:

https://www.miplace.org/4a14e6/globalassets/documents/fact-sheets/neighborhood-enterprise-zone-pa-147.pdf

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/taxes/MEDCGuidelines_280249_7.pdf

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/taxes/OPRA_Qualified_Local_Govt_Units_2015_8_25_2_498400_7.pdf

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/taxes/NEZ_FAQs_Final2_490111_7.pdf

To view the notice and documents sent to the taxing jurisdictions:

Revised list of properties and acreage in the proposed district;
Map of Areas; and
Notice to Jurisdictions.