TIFs and BIDs - FYI

APA Oklahoma Chapter


Monday, September 26, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

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With national and state funding for municiapl priorities shrinking, it is increasingly important for Oklahoma planners to avail themselves of two helpful tools already available to them through exisiting state statutes - Tax Increment Finanncing (TIFs) and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs).  Over 40 TIF Districts have been created throughout Oklahoma, in communities of all sizes, to address issues of economic development or blight remediation. BIDs hae been used to address a gamut of issues, ranging from support of traditional Main Street activiites, such as district staffing, events, and shared promotion, to the construction of a baseball stadium. Come learn about the origins of these tools, the exisiting state statutes that enable them, the various things each tool can achieve, and how communities across the state have used them differently to implement their planning goals.



A. Kirkpatrick, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Kirkpatrick has nearly 15 years of experience in urban planning and community building efforts. His intense passion for urban cores and neighborhood nodes of all shapes and sizes makes him an incredible Director of Urban Planning. He has developed expertise in walkability, transit and parking as well as creative ... Read More

Kathryn Walker

Confirmed Speaker

Jeff Sabin

Confirmed Speaker