How has urban renewal been used in Oregon City?
  • Provided grants for façade improvements and adaptive reuse/rehabilitation projects.
  • Funded streetscape improvements, beautification, and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements, including projects on Main Street (5th to 10th), McLoughlin Boulevard, 7th Street, and Washington Street.
  • Funded community amenities, such as the Clackamas River Trail, the Amtrak Station, and McLoughlin Promenade.
  • Relocated City Hall to a more accessible location at the historic, cultural and commercial center of the city and renovated building according to LEED green building standards.
  • Provided technical assistance to developers that commit to building on physically and economically challenging sites with high development potential.

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1. How is an Urban Renewal Plan financed?
2. How does Tax Increment Financing work?
3. What is Maximum Indebtedness?
4. When does it make sense to use urban renewal?
5. What can urban renewal pay for and what can it not pay for?
6. Does urban renewal increase property taxes?
7. How does “Tax Increment Financing” affect overlapping taxing districts?
8. What about schools?
9. How is an urban renewal area created?
10. What are the steps to amend a TIF area/plan?
11. What types of projects are typically completed?
12. How has urban renewal been used in Oregon City?
13. What are the benefits of TIF?
14. Why was the Urban Renewal Plan amended?
15. How long does an urban renewal plan last?
16. What are some examples of how urban renewal has been used elsewhere in Oregon?
17. What About the Downtown / North End District?
18. What do I do if I have more questions?