TIFA and Brownfield Development Authority
- History & Background
- Currently Adopted TIFA Plan
- Financial Reports & Annual Budgets
- Agenda & Minutes
- Synopsis of Activity
Tax increment financing allows an established TIF authority to "capture" property tax revenue from incremental increases in value in the TIFA District and spend the "tax increment revenue", or a percentage of the total increased collections, to develop the area or finance a specific project.
The location of the St. Clair Shores TIFA District is: Jefferson Avenue with a north boundary of Revere Street extending south on Jefferson Avenue to the south side parcels of Nine Mile Road. The west boundary is up to several parcels west of Jefferson Avenue and east of Jefferson to Lake St. Clair.
The City's original Development Plan was adopted by the St. Clair Shores City Council on December 29, 1986. The TIFA plan had been amended, and recently an eight amendment has been proposed. Here is a summary of the amendments:
- The Second Amendment was adopted on April 23, 1990 and served three purposes.
- First, it deleted several sections of the original Development Plan which were based on the proposals of The Shores Development Company, which no longer participated in development of the area.
- Second, it set forth a new land use development strategy that replaced the concept of using a single developer with a concept that allowed individual property owners to develop their respective properties.
- Third, new project improvements and development programs that promoted the newly established development strategy were adopted. Several amendments followed.
- The Third Amendment revised the land use maps, project activities and associated costs. It responded to the water main replacement, Jefferson Avenue Reconstruction, new streetscape and redesign of Blossom Heath Park.
- The Fourth and Fifth Amendments updated construction and financing costs of the Third Amendment projects.
- The Sixth Amendment responded to the City Place on the Shores (since renamed One Water Place) development for Jefferson Beach Marina property and completion of the Jefferson Avenue streetscape project.
- The Seventh Amendment incorporated the development of the Yacht Harbor residential tower on the Miller Marina property.
- The Eighth Amendment provides guidance to focus resources into upgrading the amenities and capacity of parks/public spaces, and allows for financing of various projects including but not limited to:
- A public pier at Blossom Heath with a multi-modal path from Jefferson Avenue
- A boat launch ramp expansion
- Seawall improvements
- A boardwalk
- Removal of the police boathouse
- Kayak launch with culvert/bridge at the Coast Guard road
- Seasonal retail huts on the lagoon
- Sailboat docks
- Road, utility and pedestrian mobility
- Entryway enhancements.
- The Blossom Heath Beach House project has been completed.
- Wahby park received a new fountain with lights totaling $8,912
- City Council approved a lease for GOTCHA bike share/scooter pilot project to operate out of the Beach house through 10/31/20.
- Permits for Pier, Culverts and ramp expansion were approved by Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).
- TIFA recommended City Council adopt the 8th Amendment with a sample bond schedule for $6.5 million dollars attached.
- Vice Chair
- Mayor Kip Walby
- Richard Albrecht
- Anthony Bellestri
- Kenneth Blondell
- Donna Flaherty
- Geri Hofmann
- Anthony Rascano
- Stan Simek
- Kyle McKee
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month quarterly in City Hall located at 27600 Jefferson, south of 11 Mile Road
- Check the TIFA and Brownfield Development Authority calendar for up-to-date information on meeting days/times.
Brownfield Development Authority
Brownfield properties are those in which the redevelopment or reuse of the property may be complicated by the presence or perception of contamination.
Revitalizing and redeveloping these properties protects the environment, reuses existing infrastructure, minimizes urban sprawl and creates economic opportunities.