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TIF Districts are established in compliance with State of Illinois statutes. The mechanism is designed to assist financially desirable developments that but for the financial assistance would not be able to achieve. The City's TIF Districts have been very successful historically. Annual reports for each TIF District are available through the Economic Development Division of the City Manager's Office.
Evanston has seven active Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts.
They are Southwest (District 2), Howard and Hartrey (District 3), Washington National (District 4), Howard and Ridge (District 5), West Evanston (District 6), Dempster Dodge (District 7), and Chicago Main (District 8). The former Downtown (District 1) has been closed.
1. Downtown TIF (Map TIF 1) Closed TIF
TIF Presentation prepared by Northwestern University Kellogg School of Managment students for the City of Evanston on 12/11/2012
|FY 2011||FY 2012||FY 2013||FY 2014|
|Southwest||Southwest FY 2011||Southwest FY 2012||Southwest FY 2013||Southwest FY 2014|
|Howard and Hartrey||Howard Hartrey FY 2011||Howard Hartrey FY 2012||Howard Hartrey FY2013||Howard Hartrey FY 2014|
|Washington National||Washington National FY 2011||Washington FY 2012||Washington National FY 2013||Washington National FY 2014|
|Howard and Ridge||Howard Ridge FY 2011||Howard Ridge FY 2012||Howard Ridge FY 2013||Howard Ridge FY 2014|
|West Evanston||West Evanston FY 2011||West Evanston FY 2012||West Evanston FY 2013||West Evanston FY 2014|
|Dempster Dodge||Dempster Dodge FY 2013||Dempster Dodge FY 2014|
|Chicago Main||Chicago Main FY 2013||Chicago Main FY 2014|
View archived TIF Annual Reports here.
For additional information on Tax Increment Financing, please visit:
Joint Review Board
A Joint Review Board (JRB) is initially established when a new Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) is under consideration and makes a recommendation to the City Council. The JRB is composed of members representing certain taxing districts which are affected by the TIF. The Joint Review Board meets annually to discuss the annual report filed with the State of Illinois on each of the TIF Districts within the city.
In order to learn more about the JRB and view previous meeting agendas and minutes please click on Joint Review Board.
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