The City of Wichita plans subsidized development of a sports facility as an economic driver. Originally published in July 2017.
Posts tagged as “TIF districts”
A look at some economic development incentive programs in Wichita and Kansas. Second in a series. Tax increment financing (TIF) is prominent in this episode.
The Wichita City Council will consider approval of a redevelopment plan in a tax increment financing (TIF) district.
An important detail regarding Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita is unsettled, and Wichitans have reason to be wary.
At a Wichita City Council meeting, citizens are told, "These tax dollars are not your tax dollars."
The developers of property near Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita will possibly receive millions in other subsidy.
One of the issues surrounding Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita is land ownership.
On Tuesday August 15 the Wichita City Council will hold a public hearing to consider authorizing spending TIF funds on Naftzger Park.
Wichita Assistant City Manager and Director of Development Scot Rigby joins hosts Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss the plans for Naftzger Park. Then, Bob and Karl continue the discussion.
The City of Wichita seeks a construction manager for the construction of Naftzger Park.
Background on tax increment financing (TIF) as applied to Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita.
The redesign of Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita is not a done deal, at least not legally.
The City of Wichita plans subsidized development of a sports facility as an economic driver.
Does the City of Wichita enforce its public-private partnership agreements? In some cases the city doesn't even ask for the information that is needed for enforcement.
Before forming new tax increment financing districts, Wichita taxpayers ought to ask for progress on current districts.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: How does Tax Increment Financing (TIF) work in Kansas? Is is a good thing, or not?
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: We’ll examine the city council’s action regarding a downtown Wichita development project and how it is harmful to Wichita taxpayers and the economy.
A downtown Wichita project receives free sales taxes and a bypass of Wichita's code of conduct for city council members.
To protect itself against self-defeating appeals of property valuation in tax increment financing districts, the City of Wichita once included a protective clause in developer agreements. But this consideration is not present in two proposed agreements.