Detroit Tries New Approaches to Tax Assessment and CollectionRevista Land LinesAbril 2020By Liz Farmer, April 2, 2020
Like many U.S. cities, Detroit suffered a housing collapse during the Great Recession. The crisis delivered a serious blow to the city’s already struggling revenue stream. Unlike other cities,...
Cities Seek Higher Payments in Lieu of Taxes from NonprofitsRevista Land LinesMarzo 2020By Liz Farmer, March 4, 2020
At a recent rally in front of Baltimore City Hall, activists sang, chanted, and otherwise voiced their view that the city’s major nonprofit institutions weren’t “paying their fair share” of property...
Revista Land LinesFebrero 2020Editado por Katharine Wroth
En este número, exploramos la eliminación de la zonificación unifamiliar en Minneapolis, el potencial de financiar la infraestructura verde mediante captura de valor, el impacto...
Cómo sortean los municipios los cambios en el panorama de las tiendas minoristasRevista Land LinesFebrero 2020Por Gregory Scruggs
Durante décadas, los centros comerciales fueron una gran fuente de renta local por impuestos a la propiedad y a la venta. Pero ahora están perdiendo inquilinos y los medios anuncian un...
Targeted Taxes Pose Challenges to Equity, Economic GrowthRevista Land LinesEnero 2020By Liz Farmer, January 23, 2020
Cities that feel hamstrung by property tax caps are increasingly using alternative approaches to taxing real estate, with the goal of eking out more revenue and, in some cases, changing behavior. But...
How Municipalities Are Navigating the Changing Retail LandscapeRevista Land LinesDiciembre 2019By Gregory Scruggs, December 16, 2019
For decades, shopping malls have been a major source of local property and sales tax revenue. But with malls across the country losing tenants and the media proclaiming a retail apocalypse, local...
Contest Winners Use Maps to Tell Stories of PlaceRevista Land LinesNoviembre 2019By Emma Zehner, November 15, 2019
The winning projects from The Place Database Contest explored complex policy questions related to climate mitigation, affordable housing, and sprawl. The contest asked participants to use The Place...
Vermont Attempts a Kinder, Gentler TIF—But Will it Work?Revista Land LinesAgosto 2019By Will Jason, August 20, 2019
Vermont has enacted some of the nation’s tightest restrictions on tax increment financing, a common economic development tool with a less-than-stellar track record. Can these guardrails make TIF work?
Fifty-State Study Details Growing Tax Breaks for Longtime HomeownersRevista Land LinesJunio 2019By Will Jason, June 25, 2019
In states with property tax assessment limits, tax breaks for longtime homeowners are growing at the expense of new homeowners, a new study shows.
Let's Talk TIFRevista Land LinesMayo 2019By Anthony Flint, May 28, 2019
Tax increment financing is one of the most widely used—and least understood—public finance mechanisms in the U.S. today. David Merriman, one of the foremost experts on TIF, talks about what communities and states can do to avoid the pitfalls.