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Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Case Studies


Improving TIF Transparency and Accountability in Michigan
This report form Michigan State University seeks to contribute to the current policy discussion on TIF reform by developing the blueprint for a comprehensive, state-level database on the scale, scope and structure of TIF activities in Michigan.
Atlantic Station: A Sustainable Brownfield Revitalization Best Practice
This case study from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Environmental Science and Policy highlights the Atlantic Station project in Atlanta Georgia and is an example of brownfield redevelopment that manages growth sustainably.
Brownfields Case Study - Greenville, SC
This case study from Partnership for Sustainable Communities highlights a brownfield redevelopment project on the West Side of Greenville, SC that relied heavily on Brownfield Site Assessment Grants to identify reuse opportunities within the project...
Milltown Park Brownfield Case Study
Association for Redevelopment Initiatives' case study of Milltown Park, a former mill site that was redeveloped using TIF and a USDA Rural Housing Super Green-LEED Platinum Loan.
Financing Mechanisms for Addressing Remediation of Site Contamination
This report, produced by CDFA for the World Bank, is intended to provide information to communities and countries interested in identifying potential financing tools for the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites. Specific...
Harbor Point Tax Increment Financing Fact & Information Sheet
Harbor Point is a new 3 million square-foot master-planned mixed-use community located on a waterfront site in Baltimore Maryland. The massive project will generate $920M of private investment from $106.9M of TIF bonds to finance necessary public...
West District & Capitol Park Case Study
This presentation by Brian Holdwick of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation walks through a complex redevelopment project from start to finish.
Tax Increment Finance Best Practices Reference Guide
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc., and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) have collaborated with teams of Tax Increment Finance (TIF) experts from across the country to develop the...
Using Tax Increment Financing for Brownfields Redevelopment
TIF has become a mainstream economic development tool over the last several years. However, more recently a connection has been made between brownfields projects and TIF financing. This resources looks at both TIF and brownfields redevelopment,...

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