Sep 17, 2009

Four Buildings Proposed for Redevelopment

The City Council approved the redevelopment agreement for these four buildings on September 22, 2009. These buildings are textbook for the need of TIF for redevelopment. Two of the buildings were derelict, with caved in roofs, and were scheduled for demolition. now they will be rehabilitated, helping to restore historic Peoria.









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.




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Agenda Date Requested: September 22, 2009

Action Requested: APPROVAL TO ENTER INTO A TIF REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH HGI, L.L.C. AND AUTHORIZE THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS. THIS PROJECT IS LOCATED IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT TIF. (COUNCIL DISTRICT 1)


Background: The Redeveloper plans to completely reconstruct three adjacent properties:

408 SW Washington Street is a four story 24,000 square foot former retail store and warehouse. The property will be reconstructed into a first class office building. Renovations to include but not limited to a complete reconstruction and bringing the building into compliance with governing body codes for accessibility, fire and structural safety.

Estimated cost for complete renovations of this building are $1,800,000.00


412 SW Washington Street is one story 12,000 square foot former assembly, printing and warehouse building. The property will be reconstructed into a first class office building. Renovations to include but not limited to a complete reconstruction and bringing the building into compliance with governing body codes for accessibility, fire and structural safety.

Estimated cost for complete renovations of this building are $1,600,000.00


420 SW Washington Street will be a new 10,800 square foot building inside the existing fa├žade of a former retail store and warehouse building. The property will be reconstructed into a first class office building. Renovations to include but not limited to a complete construction and bringing the building into compliance with governing body codes for accessibility, fire and structural safety.


Estimated cost for complete renovations of this building are $1,140,000.00


Financial Impact: HGI, 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 $979,480 over the life of the TIF with $489,740 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 $181,600; the City’s portion being $56,750.


NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERNS: There are no neighborhood concerns.


Impact if Approved: The City will enter into a redevelopment agreement with HGI, 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.


Alternatives1: None


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.




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.


Alternatives1: None


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.