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Search Results: Urban Development
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Financing for Workforce HousingMembers only Login
Brian Swanton discusses the workforce housing movement in Arizona, presents different financing tools for that can be assembled to address the gap needed to make workforce housing available, and presents some completed workforce housing case studies.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Special Assessment Techniques for Transformative Community ImprovementsMembers only Login
This month’s CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series featuring Dr. Laura Wheeler from Georgia State University, Bryant Parker from White Goss, Austin Parker from Fisher, Patterson, Sayler & Smith, and Emily Metzler from MuniCap, Inc....
Arvada: Tax Increment Financing in ActionMembers only Login
Tax increment financing is a flexible and creative financing tool that can support development projects throughout Colorado. The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority shares their successes of using TIF for a number of different projects including housing,...
SC Financing for Workforce/Affordable Housing Members only Login
Ivory Mathews discusses how important contributor's to a community's workforce are in need of affordable housing close to their jobs. Workforce housing produces a more sustainable local economy which allows workers to afford to live near their place...
Taking Stock of the Community Development Block GrantMembers only Login
This brief from the Urban Institute, takes stock of the evidence surrounding the CDBG program, and makes recommendations for how it should look moving forward.
Urban Revitalization & Impact Investing
CDFA's white paper documents the potential of a collaboration between impact investors and high performing Development Finance Agencies (DFAs) to fill the capital gaps facing cities and neighborhoods working to support urban revitalization and to...
Green Bonds for Cities: A Strategic Guide for City-level Policymakers in Developing CountriesMembers only Login
This report by the Climate Policy Initiative offers a strategic guide for cities in developing countries to access green bond market flows, a potential source of finance for cities in developing countries looking to secure investment in low-carbon,...
Getting to Green: Paying for Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
Green Infrastructure practices typically involve compact design to retain or manage stormwater from individual or neighborhood group parcels. The information presented in this report is targeted at people making decisions about how to finance those...
WIFIA Project Approval and Closing
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Project Approval and Closing - Learn about application submission and evaluation, term sheet development, and closing.
WIFIA Project SelectionMembers only Login
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Project Selection - Learn about the application and selection process, including the letter of interest components, selection criteria and their weights, and preliminary creditworthiness and...
WIFIA Program OverviewMembers only Login
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program Overview - Learn about the WIFIA program's eligibility and statutory requirements, loan terms and conditions, and credit policies.
DeKlyen/Deane, Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative and Main Street NetworkMembers only Login
Dana and Kate managed the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative and Main Street Network in Portland. This project benefited from grants, training and support from Portland Development Commission.
Addressing the Challenge of Aging Water Infrastructure Through Science and InnovationMembers only Login
The U.S. population is increasing and shifting geographically. Communities across the country are facing challenges in making costly upgrades and repairs to their aging water infrastructure, which includes drinking water and wastewater conveyance...
Kansas City Transportation Development DistrictMembers only Login
An investigation into how the Kansas City, MO streetcar came to be.
Financing of Sacramento's B Street Theatre DevelopmentMembers only Login
The complex financing system that led to the development of Sacramento's B Street Theatre.
Denver's Performing Art ComplexMembers only Login
More than $485 million will be spent to redevelop Denver's performing arts complex. Funding was secured from 10 different sources.
How to Best Serve Trafficking SurvivorsMembers only Login
This presentation from the Freedom Network and the National Alliance to End Homelessness discussed two programs that can be used to serve trafficking survivors: Emergency Shelter Grants, and the Continuum of Care program. It also mentioned the...
Exploring Pittsburgh’s EcoInnovation District Members only Login
Michael Pehur (Duane Morris Government Strategies), Jeni Cooper (Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh), and Scott Page (Interface Studio LLC) discuss the current groundwork and timeline for Pittsburgh's EcoInnovation District, which combines...
Evaluating the Impact of "Community Entertainment Districts"Members only Login
This presentation from the Community Development Society give an overview of general arts/entertainment districts and Community Entertainment Districts (CED) in Ohio. Then, the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from the Pleasant Ridge CED...
Community Entertainment Districts and Regulations of Liquor PermitsMembers only Login
The City of Dublin explains Community Entertainment Districts in Ohio and how the liquor permits available within the districts are unique.
Worthington Community Entertainment Districts Policy and ProceduresMembers only Login
The City of Worthington's Community Entertainment District Policy and Procedures outlines administering the application for and creation of any CED within the City.
City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) GuidelinesMembers only Login
The focus of the CRIZ program is to provide opportunity to spur new growth in cities that have struggled to attract development, helping to revive downtowns and create jobs for the residents in the regions.
Section 811 and Other HUD Housing Programs for Persons with DisabilitiesMembers only Login
The Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program is authorized to provide capital grants and project rental assistance to nonprofit developers of housing targeted specifically to persons with disabilities. This report on...
Leveraging the Partnership: HUD, DOT, EPA
This guide to federal programs is intended to help communities identify resources available to support their efforts to promote livable and sustainable communities. The Partnership agencies administer grants, programs, and technical assistance...
Effects of the Great Recession on Tax Increment Financing in the United States, Georgia and AtlantaMembers only Login
In a report published by Georgia State University, author Dick Layton analyzes the effects of the Great Recession on revenue generated by Atlanta's' 10 tax allocation districts.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Exploring the Newark Development RenaissanceMembers only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, explore financing programs and investment strategies that Newark, New Jersey has employed to encourage redevelopment in the city.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Exploring the Newark Development Renaissance
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast presentation, panelists Carmelo Garcia and Jorge Santos of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and Mathew Abraham of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority share...
Sizing the DealMembers only Login
Bob Swanger of Stern Brothers & Co. discusses the many items to consider when in the process of structuring a bond deal.
Incentive Zoning - Understanding a Market-Based Planning ToolMembers only Login
Incentive zoning is a planning tool that local governments use to entice developers to provide a public good by offering incentives. The incentives seek to offset the cost to developers of the public goods. In this issue brief the authors describe...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Public Financing for Stadiums: Is it Madness?Members only Login
The finance of sports stadiums is analyzed in this CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, touching on public versus private funds, incentives, and economic impacts on the communities. Panelists include Patrick Rishe of Sportsimpacts, Randall...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Public Financing for Stadiums: Is it Madness?Members only Login
The finance of sports stadiums is analyzed in these CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast slides, touching on public versus private funds, incentives, and economic impacts on the communities. Panelists include Patrick Rishe of Sportsimpacts,...
More Development for Your Transit DollarMembers only Login
Published by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP), this analysis looks into development return on transit investment, comparing more than 20 transit systems around the country and internationally.
Access to Capital Lending ToolsMembers only Login
Jason Rittenberg of CDFA teaches the basics on access to capital touching on management suggestions, capitalization sources, and the various tools and programs available.
The Potential for Urban Agriculture in New York CityMembers only Login
This report by the Urban Design Lab, Columbia University conducted this comprehensive assessment of the potential for urban agriculture in New York City (NYC). This project is the first large-scale analysis of its kind for NYC. The aim of this...
Urban Agriculture: Feasibility Study for Youngstown, OHMembers only Login
This Global Green study examines the potential for urban agriculture to revitalize Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown has experienced significant economic challenges and population reductions over the past thirty years, resulting in large quantities of...
Lively'Hood Farm Financial AnalysisMembers only Login
The San Francisco Department of the Environment partnered with Presidio Graduate School’s Team Lively’Hood to assess the viability of commercial urban agriculture (CUA) in the City of San Francisco. The financial analyses highlighted the key...
Growing Urban Agriculture: Strategies and Policies for Access to Healthy FoodMembers only Login
This report from PolicyLink gathers information from farmers, advocates, and policymakers to better understand the operational, financial, and social challenges associated with urban agriculture. It highlights the creative solutions that are being...
Deals You Should Do!Members only Login
Stephen Friedman, President of SB Friedman, cover the ways individual development finance tools can be combine to create the extraordinary deals that bring about amazing developments. From TIF and special assessment to the full municipal credit and...
Bonds and Borrowing: An Introduction
Vicki Elmer with UC Berkeley begins this paper with some general facts about bonds before moving into a discussion of the decision to borrow. Different types of bonds are described along with the bond issuance process.
Reinventing MichiganMembers only Login
Michael Finney, President and CEO of the Michigan of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, discusses the economic impact of Pure Michigan programs and provides several case studies.
Resiliency: Planning for the UnexpectedMembers only Login
Tim Lizura, President & COO of the NJ Economic Development Authority, discusses the role of the Energy Resilience Bank and the different funding techniques the Bank will use in an effort to promote sustainability for targeted critical facilities and...
An Overview of Special Purpose Taxing DistrictsMembers only Login
This publication from the National Association of Home Builders provides an overview of using special purpose taxing districts for public improvements.
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