Planning With Improvement Districts

PAS Memo — November-December 2017

By Erica Heller, AICP


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Are there business improvement districts or TIF districts established in your jurisdiction? They can make great planning partners. 

This PAS Memo explains the growing trend of local government–improvement district collaboration, explores partnership possibilities, and offers case study examples of such partnerships with a variety of improvement district types.


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Nov. 1, 2017
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American Planning Association

About the Author

Erica Heller, AICP
Erica Heller, AICP is a dedicated problem solver and experienced project manager, with 20 years of experience leading strategic and land use planning projects. Her passion is helping communities thrive while navigating local and global economic, environmental, and social impacts of climate change. As Senior Planning Manager at Brendle Group, Erica partners with clients to plan and implement specific steps toward a more resilient and sustainable future.