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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About the Author

Erica Heller, AICP
Erica Heller, AICP, is Strategic and Planning Policy Director at MIG. Erica directs strategic planning and policy-making projects such as organizational goal-setting and resource alignment, strategic investment plans, community and economic development strategies and reinvestment plans, and place-making and vibrancy action plans. Her specific skill areas include facilitation, development of change models, market analysis, regulatory analysis, and community and stakeholder engagement. Erica has more than 20 years’ experience in community and economic development in public, private, and non-profit organizations, giving her insight into her clients from all three sectors.