On Tuesday September 22, 2009 City Council will consider proposed redevelopment agreements for four buildings. The first three buildings face Washington Street. The drawing above shows the three buildings from the perspective of the alley between 401 Water Street and Washington Street. The buildings will be interconnected.
The other building under consideration is the Edgewater Building facing the Illinois River and 401 Water Street.
The four buildings total 66,800 square feet. Costs are estimated at $6,790,000.
These great redevelopments will help continue the ongoing efforts to revitalize and renew the Heart of Peoria. They will bring jobs and vitality to the area.
Agenda Date Requested: September 22, 2009
Action Requested: APPROVAL TO ENTER INTO A TIF REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH IRON FRONT, L.L.C. AND AUTHORIZE THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS. THIS PROJECT IS LOCATED IN THE WEARHOUSE DISTRICT TIF. (COUNCIL DISTRICT 1)
Background: The Redeveloper plans to completely reconstruct the Edgewater Building. The structure is a two story 20,000 square foot former parking deck turned warehouse. It will be reconstructed into a first class office building with parking. Renovations to include but not limited to, a complete reconstruction and bringing the building into compliance with governing codes for accessibility, fire and structural safety.
Estimated cost of complete renovation is $2,250,000.
Financial Impact: Iron Front, L.L.C. is asking for a TIF Redevelopment Agreement with a 50/50 split of the property tax for the life of the TIF. Conservative estimates indicate property tax on the increment would result in a total of $882,591 over the life of the TIF with $441,296 going to the City for infrastructure improvements (Exhibit A). The property is located in the Enterprise zone and the company is eligible to receive the sales tax exemption on building materials that is estimated to be $90,000; the City’s portion being $28,125.
NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERNS: There are no neighborhood concerns.
Impact if Approved: The City will enter into a redevelopment agreement with Iron Front, L.L.C. which will provide them with an incentive to redevelop and renovate the property. The redeveloper will receive 50% of the property tax increment over the life of the TIF and the City will capture the remaining 50% of the property tax increment to utilize for infrastructure improvements.
Impact if Denied: The City will not enter into the redevelopment agreement and the City will not capture the property tax for infrastructure improvements.
EEO Certification Number: In Process
RELATIONSHIP TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: This project assists in achieving both the vision and goals of the Comprehensive Plan as follows:
Chapter 5 ECONOMICS--VISION: A HEALTHY, THRIVING ECONOMY; and GOAL: A.1. Provide an economic environment that supports existing and new businesses. A1.8. Consider providing public money to encourage private investment.