123.17 Lease of state university land - development.

The department of administrative services may lease land belonging to or under the control or jurisdiction of a state university, not required nor to be required for use of the university, to a developer in accordance with this section. "Developer," as used in this section, means a person, partnership, association, corporation, or community improvement corporation established pursuant to Chapter 1724. of the Revised Code who or which submits a development plan to the department as provided in this section and requests the department to enter into a lease.

Such a lease of university land shall be for the purpose of development of the land by establishing, constructing, altering, repairing, expanding, and improving industrial, distribution, commercial, or research facilities. A developer desiring to lease land of the university for such development shall prepare and submit to the department of administrative services and to the board of trustees of the university a plan for such development. Plans shall include provisions for roads, streets, sewers, water lines, waste disposal, water supply, and similar matters to meet the requirements of state and local laws. The plans shall also include provision for protection of the property by insurance or otherwise and plans for financing the development, and shall set forth details of the developer's financial responsibility.

The department of administrative services may employ as employees or consultants, persons needed to assist it in reviewing the development plans. Such persons may include attorneys, financial experts, engineers, and other necessary experts. The department of administrative services shall review the development plans and may enter into a lease if it finds that:

(A) The best interests of the university will be promoted by entering into a lease with the developer.

(B) The development plans are satisfactory.

(C) The developer has established the developer's financial responsibility and satisfactory plans for financing the development.

(D) The university board of trustees approves the lease.

A lease may be entered into pursuant to this section for an annual rent agreed to between the department and the developer for a maximum term of forty years and may be renewed for a like or lesser term. The lease shall contain a provision that construction of buildings, structures, roads, and other necessary facilities shall begin within one year after the date of the lease and shall proceed according to a schedule agreed to between the department and the developer or the lease will be terminated. Moneys received by the state pursuant to such leases shall be paid into the state treasury as an addition to the appropriation made to the university which has control or jurisdiction of the land or to which the land belongs.

Renumbered from § 123.77 and amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 08-26-1977