The Northside Neighborhood Plan led by the Northside Association for Community Development (NACD) was adopted by the Planning Commission on August 2nd 2018. One strategy of the plan focuses on strengthening the existing Northside Cultural Business District (NCBD) through the creation of a Northside Cultural Business District Authority (NCBDA). Maps of these areas can be found below.
The Authority (technically known as a Corridor Improvement Authority) is an economic development tool that allows a commercial corridor to leverage future investment to improve the corridor.
If created, the authority will be overseen by a board appointed by the Mayor. Michigan Law requires the board be comprised of 50% property/business owners and two residents within a half mile. The Northside Neighborhood Plan sets the goal of creating a board made up of 75% residents and 25% property owners.
If created, the NCBDA could create a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Plan to divert a percentage of taxes collected to be used within the NCBDA. There will be no change in taxes for taxpayers as a result of the NCBDA. It is a reallocation of a portion of the taxes already collected, which can be directed to projects with the NCBDA.
The goals of the proposed NCBDA include supporting Northside resident owned businesses, creating an identity for the District, and improving building facades, and infrastructure such as sidewalks.
Christina Anderson, City Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Authority Priorities as outlined in the Neighborhood Plan
Northside Association for Community Development – Mattie Jordan Woods
Community Planning and Economic Development
The vision of the NCBDA is to support the objectives of the NCBD which includes increasing and supporting resident owned businesses and the amount of affordable housing in the district while strengthening the cultural identity of the neighborhood.
STRATEGIC VISION GOALS:
Economic Vitality, Inviting Public Places, Connected City, Complete Neighborhoods, Strength through Diversity, Shared Prosperity
Neighborhood Planning Quick Win Funds
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