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Search Results: Urban Development
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HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program - OCC Fact SheetMembers only Login
NSP compliance requirements are very similar to the Community Development Block Grant program. Several additional restrictions apply, however, to focus the program more narrowly on stabilizing areas that are seriously affected by foreclosures and...
The Georgia Bond MarketMembers only Login
Dianne McNabb with Public Financial Management describe the current bond market in Georgia and show how they were used for an Olympic stadium in Atlanta.
Urban Innovations: Financial Tools in Brownfield Revitalization
This article, written by Casey Brendon, David Bergman, Judy Dunstan and Hon Lu, focuses on the City of Toronto's experience providing financial tools for brownfield redevelopment.
Urban Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Resource GuideMembers only Login
The Institute for Sustainable Communities provided this sustainable food systems resource guide. It is intended to help local, state, and regional practitioners do their jobs better by exploring key challenges and elevating effective models and...
Developing a Sustainable Food SystemMembers only Login
This City Practice Brief from the National League of Cities provides examples of cities enabling urban agriculture, increasing access to healthy food, and reducing waste in order to have a sustainable food system.
Texas Small Business Needs Assessment PollMembers only Login
To learn more about the challenges and successes of small businesses across the state, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Community Development Office has launched the Texas Small Business Needs Assessment Poll, a partnership with the Texas Small...
Texas Municipal League Legislative Policy on Revenue and FinanceMembers only Login
The Texas Municipal League Legislative Policy Committee on Revenue and Finance provides an overview of the League's position on legislation for the year ahead. The guidebook includes the overview of framework and philosophy used to develop positions...
Putting Concepts into Practice: Triple Bottom Line Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
This casebook was compiled by the Triple Bottom Line Tool to illustrate how triple bottom line elements can be incorporated into economic development investment.
Proposed Akron Basketball Arena ProjectMembers only Login
A partnership among the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, City of Akron, Summit County, and University of Akron is moving forward with plans to build a basketball arena in downtown Akron.
Georgia Land Bank Resource ManualMembers only Login
The Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual was prepared to provide education about land banks and land banks in Georgia. It can also provide assistance to counties and municipalities in Georgia looking to deal with tax delinquent, substandard,...
Redeveloping Commercial Vacant Properties in Legacy Cities
Greater Ohio Policy Center designed this guidebook as a manual for local leaders working to redevelop vacant commercial property. The report identifies best practices and policies focused on economic regrowth strategies.
PA Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program GuidelinesMembers only Login
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development released rules for its new state historic tax credit. These guidelines give an overview of the program, along with eligibility requirements and how to apply.
NYCEDC Annual Review 2013Members only Login
This 2013 annual review from New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) highlights recent accomplishments and job growth, and offers project spotlights and strategies for the EDC to continue its mission in the city.
Redevelopment Financing - St. Joseph, MissouriMembers only Login
PGAV Planners produced this brief case study to demonstrate how tax increment financing was utilized to attract development and reinvigorate St. Joseph, Missouri's downtown corridor.
Pro-Active vs. Reactive TIF StrategiesMembers only Login
Stephen Friedman with SB Friedman demonstrates the difference between reactive and pro-active TIF strategies, implementation tools, targeting areas, and case studies.
Memphis TIF Redevelopment Financing - Memphis, TennesseeMembers only Login
PGAV shares their experience developing the plan for the first TIF district under Tennessee statute. This document describes project challenges, accomplishments, and PGAV's expertise in providing TIF consulting.
Atlanta BeltLine Strategic Implementation PlanMembers only Login
The Atlanta BeltLine has been given the official go-ahead, and this document helps explain the major components of the massive redevelopment project. Financing will be completed with TIF, federal funds, local funds and private funds.
Leveraging HUD's Economic Development ProjectsMembers only Login
Louis Berra with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presents on community planning and development programs offered through the Office of Economic Development (OED).
City of Battle Creek 2013-2014 Annual Action PlanMembers only Login
The 2013‐2014 Annual Action Plan for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, outlines the City’s proposed course of action over 2013-2014 to address housing, neighborhood suitability and economic opportunities by using funds from the CDBG and HOME...
HUD and the Federal Funding ToolboxMembers only Login
Jane Vincent with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development reviews a number of financing tools and current topics such as Sequestration & Continuing Resolution, HUD Efforts to Support Stakeholders, FHA Financing, Rental Assistance...
Detroit Strategic Framework PlanMembers only Login
This document, the Detroit Strategic Framework published December 2012, articulates a shared vision for Detroit’s future, and recommends specific actions for reaching that future. The vision resulted from a 24-month-long public process that drew...
Essay: The Case of Business Improvement DistrictsMembers only Login
This paper explores how Business Improvement Districts dissolve public–private complexities to create new hybrid partnerships for mutually beneficial community and business development.
CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals: RetailMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals Webcast Series, we featured the latest in downtown retail development. Speakers highlighted two recent projects that have served as catalysts for downtown renewal and discussed how...
CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals: Retail Presentation
During this installment of the CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals Webcast Series, we featured the latest in downtown retail development. Ketan Gada from the District of Columbia and Ken Krombeen and Tammy Hopman from the City of Grandville, MI...
Disaster Recovery Guide for BusinessesMembers only Login
This guidebook was developed for Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP) members and the Galveston business community. Becoming familiar with the content and completing the forms included herein will help business owners increase the odds...
Downtown Development Resource GuideMembers only Login
This document is a compilation of the Department of Community Affairs' resources and programs that can be utilized in downtown development programs across Georgia. The guide includes program descriptions, program information, and contact.
The Ohio Development Services Agency - Building Strong CommunitiesMembers only Login
Sadicka White along with head officials with Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) provide substantial insight on the various financing programs offered by ODSA including local government financing programs, energy loan funds, the state historic...
Cincinnati Center City Development CorporationMembers only Login
Chad Munitz with 3CDC discusses the efforts his organization is making to revitalize one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cincinnati. Munitz also discusses various community development initiatives and just how far Over-the-Rhine has come over the...
Community Development Assistance Program - 2013 Application GuidelinesMembers only Login
The 2013 application guidelines for HUD's Community Development Block Grant competitive housing rehabilitation program are provided for qualifying communities in Illinois. The guidelines offer general applicant information, program information and...
Economic Development 2013: Handbook for Texas CitiesMembers only Login
All across Texas, cities and counties are working to nurture small business, encourage entrepreneurship, advance commerce, and create jobs. Fortunately, Texas law offers many tools for local leaders seeking to generate economic development and...
Developing Property Owners Into DevelopersMembers only Login
Jeff Siegler with Heritage Ohio and Lisa Patt-McDaniel with Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing talk about developing property owners into developers, policies that led to urban decay, the real estate life cycle, cost of vacancy, and financing...
City of Los Angeles - Industry & Labor Market Intelligence ReportMembers only Login
In order to develop an informed strategy for the focus and delivery of city initiatives, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board commissioned the Economic and Policy Analysis Group of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation to...
City of Austin - Tax Increment Financing PresentationMembers only Login
In this presentation, the City of Austin provides an explanation of Tax Increment Financing (TIF), including its history, current usage, and state enabling legislation. This presentation also communicates recommendations, best practices, methods of...
City of Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority - Framework For Future Planning And InvestmentMembers only Login
The City of Grand Rapids' Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a development agency responsible for many improvements in the downtown area. DDA projects have contributed greatly to the growth and development of downtown. This framework provides...
7.2 SQ MI: A Report On Greater Downtown DetroitMembers only Login
7.2 square miles. That is Greater Downtown Detroit. A slice of Detroit’s 139-square mile geography. A 7.2 square mile collection of neighborhoods: Downtown, Midtown, New Center, Woodbridge, Eastern Market, Lafayette Park, Rivertown, and...
Michigan Community Revitalization Program OverviewMembers only Login
The Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MCRP) is an incentive program available from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), designed to promote community revitalization...
Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities - Lincoln Institute of Land PolicyMembers only Login
This policy focus report explores the challenges of regenerating America’s legacy cities - older industrial cities that have experienced sustained job and population loss over the past few decades. It identifies the powerful obstacles that stand in...
Oregon Main Street Program HandbookMembers only Login
Oregon Main Street works with communities to develop comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a community’s unique assets, character, and heritage. Services are based on the successful Main Street Approach® developed by the...
Profits Through Preservation - Impact of Historic Preservation in UTMembers only Login
This study addresses the significant impact historic preservation programs have had throughout Utah. The historic resources of Utah are part of the daily lives of its citizens. Furthermore, the historic resources of Utah are providing a broad,...
Philadelphia's Lower Schuylkill Master PlanMembers only Login
Prepared collaboratively by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the Philadelphia Department of Commerce, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan builds on exciting opportunities for economic...
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. - 2014 Economic Forecast
Produced by the LAEDC’s Kyser Center for Economic Research, the LAEDC’s 2014 Economic Forecast is Southern California’s premier source for in-depth economic information and analysis on global, national, state and regional economies. Each forecast...
The Community Reinvestment Act and Its Effect on Housing Tax Credit PricingMembers only Login
This report by CohnReznick LLP puts facts and figures to the commonly experienced market effects of CRA investors in the LIHTC world. CohnReznick explores this phenomenon with data that shows that CRA need increases the spread in the amount of...
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...
Texas Clean Water State Revolving Loan FundMembers only Login
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund, authorized by the Clean Water Act, provides low-interest financial assistance for planning, design, and construction of wastewater infrastructure. Eligible applicants for the CWSRF include cities, counties,...
Financing Brownfields Redevelopment in OregonMembers only Login
Business Oregon’s Brownfields Program is available to provide financing for the full range of environmental activities associated with brownfields redevelopment. The two programs available are the Oregon Brownfields Redevelopment Fund which is...
Pure Michigan - Private Activity Bond ProgramMembers only Login
Private Activity Bonds (PABs) provide profitable firms with capital cost savings stemming from the difference between taxable and tax-exempt interest rates. The Michigan Strategic Fund issues PABs on behalf of the borrower and lends the bond...
Portland Development Commission - 2012 Annual ReportMembers only Login
The 2012 PDC Annual Report highlights accomplishments from the organization in the areas of neighborhood economic development, urban innovation, and public resource investment. As reflected in the following financial statements, PDC ended fiscal...
City of Southfield - PACE Program ReportMembers only Login
The City of Southfield established the City of Southfield Property Assessed Clean Energy Program pursuant to Act 270 of 2010 by joining Lean & Green Michigan™. The PACE Program has identified specific sources of commercial funding to finance the...
Keystone Opportunity Zone | Program Guidelines and Application | January 2013Members only Login
The Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) Program develops a community’s abandoned, unused, underutilized land and buildings into business districts and residential areas that present a well-rounded and well-balanced approach to community revitalization....
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