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Jefferson Street and Route 59 TIF District 

What is a TIF?

Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, is a municipal financial incentive tool created by the Illinois State Legislature in 1978 to assist communities in implementing sound economic development and combat or prevent blight.  TIF helps local governments restore areas going through economic change or jumpstart economically sluggish parts of town. With this tool, financially strapped local governments can make the improvements they need, like build new roads or extend utilities, to attract businesses or help existing businesses expand, without tapping into general funds or raising taxes.

Once the TIF District is established, the property tax dollars that are collected annually and distributed to the various taxing bodies is maintained at the current levels.  If property in the TIF District increases in assessed value, such as if new development were to occur on vacant property, the additional property tax revenue that is generated by this new development (known as the Increment) will go into the TIF funds to be used for TIF qualified costs such as public improvements.  Creation of a TIF District does not in and of itself mean that development or redevelopment will occur.  Market factors will be the prinicpal factor driving any development.

Towne Center TIF District Core Area Master Plan

TIF Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions

TIF 101, Mahoney Silverman & Cross, LTD

TIF Overview Presentation, Kane McKenna Associates

Village of Shorewood TIF District Overview

The TIF District area consists of approximately 265 acres which includes 349 tax parcles and approximately 173 structures. The TIF District includes the East and South entrances to town on Jefferson Street and Route 59 as well as the area historically known as "The Beach" and DuPage Riverfront. The TIF District boundries are centralized around an area that is one of the prime gateway intersections in the Village, Route 52 and Route 59. The Village is seeking to have the District serve as a focal point of community activity. Shorewood's desire is to have the District redeveloped predominantly as a commercial and retail area with mixed use residential and a Riverwalk area. The purpose of the TIF District is to promote the revitalization of under-utilized properties located within the Village and the overall improvement of the redevelopment project area.   The Village Board approved the TIF District and the necessary ordinances on February 14, 2017.

TIF Boundary Map and TIF Boundary Aerial Map

Eligibility Report - Draft

Redevelopment Plan - Draft

TIF Approval Schedule

September 13, 2016 -    Adopted 16-R-894 A Resolution with Respect to a Proposed Tax Increment Finance District, Calling a Public Meeting, Creating an Interested Parties Registry, and Authorizing Reimbursement of Costs and Other Matters Concerning the Redevelopment of Certain Property in the Village of Shorewood ("Jefferson St/Route 59 TIF District")


Interested Parties Rules

Interested Parties Form

October 21, 2016 -    Public Meeting


Public Meeting Presentation

November 29, 2016 - Joint Review Board Meeting

Agenda / Agenda Packet


JRB Presentation

December 20, 2016 - Joint Review Board Meeting



January 24, 2017 - Public Hearing


February 14, 2017 - TIF Approval

Ordinance 17-1834

Ordinance 17-1835

Ordinance 17-1836