What types of projects are typically completed?

Urban renewal can fund a range of activities, including capital projects and development assistance programs, and typically include:

  • Utility or infrastructure projects to support new development:
    • Infrastructure: streets and utilities
    • Streetscape improvements and transportation enhancements, including new lighting, trees, sidewalks, pedestrian and bicycle amenities, and intersection improvements
    • Catalyst redevelopment projects, such as mixed-use or infill housing developments
    • Storefront improvement grants for improvements to existing properties
  • Development assistance grants or incentives for specific desired development types:
    • Parks and plazas
    • Clean up of brownfield sites
    • Property acquisition to aggregate properties for desired development
    • Public buildings
    • Historic preservation projects

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1. How is an Urban Renewal Plan financed?
2. How does Tax Increment Financing work?
3. What is Maximum Indebtedness?
4. When does it make sense to use urban renewal?
5. What can urban renewal pay for and what can it not pay for?
6. Does urban renewal increase property taxes?
7. How does “Tax Increment Financing” affect overlapping taxing districts?
8. What about schools?
9. How is an urban renewal area created?
10. What are the steps to amend a TIF area/plan?
11. What types of projects are typically completed?
12. How has urban renewal been used in Oregon City?
13. What are the benefits of TIF?
14. Why was the Urban Renewal Plan amended?
15. How long does an urban renewal plan last?
16. What are some examples of how urban renewal has been used elsewhere in Oregon?
17. What About the Downtown / North End District?
18. What do I do if I have more questions?