303.39 Disposing of real property.

Notwithstanding any of the provisions of sections 303.07 to 303.10 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, a county which acquires any real property, or any interest therein, in a county renewal area for or in connection with a county renewal project thereof for such area may dispose of any of such real property or interest therein as follows:

(A) The board of county commissioners may sell, lease, or otherwise transfer real property or any interest therein acquired by it, and may enter into contracts with respect thereto, in a county renewal area for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, or other uses or for public use, or may retain such property or interest for public use, in accordance with the county renewal plan for such county renewal area, subject to such covenants, conditions, and restrictions, including covenants running with the land, as it determines to be necessary or desirable to assist in preventing the development or spread of future slums or blighted areas or to otherwise carry out the purposes of sections 303.26 to 303.56 , inclusive, of the Revised Code. Such sale, lease, or other transfer, or retention, and any agreement relating thereto, may be made only after the approval of the county renewal plan by the board. The purchasers or lessees and their successors and assigns shall be obligated to devote such real property only to the uses specified in the county renewal plan, and may be obligated to comply with such other requirements as the county may determine to be in the public interest, including the obligation to begin within a reasonable time any improvements on such real property required by the county renewal plan. Such real property or interest shall be sold, leased, otherwise transferred, or retained at not less than its fair value for uses in accordance with the county renewal plan. In determining the fair value of real property for uses in accordance with the county renewal plan, the board shall take into account and give consideration to the uses provided in such plan; the restrictions upon, and the covenants, conditions, and obligations assumed by the purchaser or lessee or by the county retaining the property; and the objectives of such county renewal plan for the prevention of the recurrence of slum or blighted areas. The board in any instrument of conveyance to a private purchaser or lessee may provide that such purchaser or lessee shall be without power to sell, lease, or otherwise transfer the real property without the prior written consent of the board until he has completed the construction of any or all improvements which he has obligated himself to construct thereon. Real property acquired under the provisions of sections 303.26 to 303.56 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, by the county which, in accordance with the provisions of the county renewal plan, is to be transferred, shall be transferred as rapidly as feasible in the public interest consistent with the carrying out of the provisions of the county renewal plan. Any contract for such transfer and the county renewal plan, or such part or parts of such contract or plan as the board may determine, shall be recorded in the land records of the county in such manner as to afford actual or constructive notice thereof.

(B) The board of county commissioners may by resolution authorize the sale, lease, transfer, or conveyance of any real property or any interest therein acquired by it in accordance with and for the purposes of the county renewal plan either with or without competitive bidding therefor upon such lawful terms and conditions and in such manner as are prescribed in such resolution by the board of county commissioners.

(C) The board of county commissioners may for a period not to exceed three years operate and maintain any real property or interest therein acquired by it in a county renewal area for or in connection with a county renewal project of such county pending the disposition of the property as authorized in sections 303.26 to 303.56 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, without regard to the provisions of division (A) of this section, for such uses and purposes as it determines desirable even though not in conformity with the pertinent county renewal plan.

Effective Date: 03-26-1971