Public Notice: 2019 Tax Increment Financing Districts

The City of Cincinnati is considering an ordinance to create a tax increment financing incentive district (a “TIF District”) for 15 neighborhoods under Ohio Revised Code 5709.40(C). TIF Districts are public financing tools that provide resources for neighborhoods to address infrastructure and housing needs, including pedestrian improvements and housing renovations. Learn more about District TIFs here.

While the proposed TIF District will not increase or decrease your property taxes, so long as your entire property is not located within the overlay of the proposed TIF District, you are able to request that your property be excluded from the TIF District. If you would like your property to be excluded from the TIF District, please submit to the City a written request for exclusion stating the following: i) your name, ii) the name of the property owner of the property (if different), iii) your property address, and iv) the Hamilton County Parcel ID number for your property (optional). All requests for exclusion must be received by the City of Cincinnati by November 25, 2019 and mailed by first-class mail to:

805 Central Avenue, Suite 710
ATTN: TIF Districts
Cincinnati OH 45202

Alternatively, you may also hand deliver a written request for exclusion of your property at the public hearing on the date and time set forth above.

Current TIF Districts

The City has previously created 20 TIF Districts throughout the City (est. 2003 and 2006).

Proposed TIF Districts

The City is proposing the creation of 15 new districts in Cincinnati.

Frequently Asked Questions

First, a municipality passes an ordinance creating a TIF District. Over time, the property values within the TIF District increase or decrease from their original value at the time the TIF District is approved. If property values increase above the original values, the amount of property taxes generated from the increased value is captured as TIF District revenue. The municipality then invests any TIF District revenues into public improvement or housing renovation projects that benefit or serve the TIF District. Learn more by watching our TIF Explainer Presentation here.

No. Property tax rates for properties within a TIF District stay the same as those properties outside a TIF District. TIF Districts do not increase property tax rates.

TIF District revenues must be spent on eligible public improvements and housing renovations that benefit or serve the TIF District. Eligible projects are generally construction projects for infrastructure or housing improvements.

TIF revenues are collected by the County and provided to the City to deposit into a specific TIF fund for the District. The revenues remain in the fund until City Council appropriates them to a specific project.

TIF District

Year Est Notable Projects
Queensgate South/SPUR District 2003 Hudepohl Demolition
Downtown South/Riverfront 2003 Streetcar
Downtown/OTR West 2003 Vine & Republic Streetscaping
Downtown/OTR East 2003 Ziegler Park, Washington Park, Liberty Narrowing
Center Hill-Carthage/SPUR District 2003 N/A
Walnut Hills 2003 McMillan Streetscaping & Property Acquisition
East Walnut Hills 2003 Woodburn Streetscaping & Public Parking
CUF/ Heights 2003 USquare Parking Garages
Corryville 2003 Public Parking & Short Vine Streetscape
Bond Hill 2003 Cincinnati Gardens Redevelopment
Evanston 2003 Montgomery Streetscape & REACH Housing
West Price Hill 2005 Streetscaping
Riverside-Sedamsville-Price Hill 2005 REACH Housing
East Price Hill 2005 Incline Public Parking
Lower Price Hill 2005 N/A
Westwood 1 2005 Westwood Civic Square
Westwood 2 2005 Property Acquisition
Madisonville 2005 Property Acquisition & Public Infrastructure
Oakley 2005 Oakley Square, Streetscape & Public Parking
Avondale 2005

Property Acquisition & Public Parking

If you choose to opt out of the TIF, your property will be limited in the benefits it can receive from the TIF while your taxes will remain the same.