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 five active Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts.
They are 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), Southwest (District 2), and Howard and Hartrey (District 3) have been closed.
- Downtown TIF (Map TIF 1) Closed TIF
- Southwest (Map TIF 2) (Ordinances) (Redevelopment Plan) Closed TIF
- Howard and Hartrey (Map TIF 3) (Ordinances) (Redevelopment Plan) Closed TIF
- Washington National (Map TIF 4) (Ordinances) (Redevelopment Plan)
- Howard and Ridge (Map TIF 5) (Ordinances) (Redevelopment Plan)
- West Evanston (Map TIF 6) (Ordinances) (Redevelopment Plan)
- Dempster Dodge (Map TIF 7) (Ordinances) (Redevelopment Plan)
- Chicago Main (Map TIF 8) (Ordinances) (Redevelopment Plan)
|FY 2015||FY 2016||FY 2017|
|Southwest||Southwest FY 2012||Southwest FY 2013||Southwest FY 2014||Southwest FY 2015||
|Howard and Hartrey||Howard Hartrey FY 2012||Howard Hartrey FY2013||Howard Hartrey FY 2014||Howard Hartrey FY 2015||Howard Hartrey FY 2016||Howard Hartrey 2017|
|Washington National||Washington FY 2012||Washington National FY 2013||Washington National FY 2014||Washington National FY 2015||Washington National FY 16||Washington National 2017|
Howard and Ridge
|Howard Ridge FY 2012||Howard Ridge FY 2013||Howard Ridge FY 2014||Howard Ridge FY 2015||Howard Ridge FY 16||Howard Ridge 2017|
|West Evanston||West Evanston FY 2012||West Evanston FY 2013||West Evanston FY 2014||West Evanston FY 2015||West Evanston FY 16||West Evanston 2017|
|Dempster Dodge||-||Dempster Dodge FY 2013||Dempster Dodge FY 2014||Dempster Dodge FY 2015||Dempster Dodge FY 16||Dempster Dodge 2017|
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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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