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 Community and Economic Development Department.
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
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.
For more information about business and economic development efforts please visit the City of Evanston’s Economic Development website: www.evanstonedge.com
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