Developers who want to avoid mixed-income requirements to qualify for Columbus incentives in successfully redeveloped neighborhoods such as the Short North will need to get their projects in gear.

The city’s Department of Development will include deadlines to qualify for the existing incentive structure – which treats the Short North and Jeffrey Park the same as Linden – in drafting proposed legislation to present to City Council, said Director Steve Schoeny.

Developers would have to have preparatory…