C100 Testimony On Brookland Manor TIF

Caroline Petti

If the Council approves Tax Increment Financing for Mid-City Financial's redevelopment of Brookland Manor, it 1) should require the developer's continued commitment to the affordable housing and public benefits promised as part of the redevelopment Planned Unit Developments (PUD) approved by the Zoning Commission, and 2) should include additional affordable housing over and above what was approved in these PUDs.  Furthermore, the conditions of the TIF should be set forth in writing, should be publicly available, and should be enforceable.