The Village Council has extended a Community Reinvestment Area to encompass all existing residences and business properties. The only parts of the village not in the area are two large parcels and some smaller lots, 188 acres of undeveloped land where plans are still undetermined. The Community Reinvestment Area as modified is 1,555 acres.
Owners of single-family, two-family and three-family houses in the area are automatically eligible for 100% tax abatements for 10 to 15 years, and business owners are eligible with individual agreements. Property owners can get application forms at the Batavia Town Hall.
The abatements will be an incentive to redevelop empty housing lots and a tax advantage for homeowners.‚®‚®The village did a housing survey and map for a community reinvestment area, which are linked below.
Reinvestment Area map‚®‚®
Reinvestment Area legislation‚®‚®‚®