Nearly $54 million in tax increment finance bonds to support development projects in Carmel will be introduced to the city council Monday, according to the council’s April 18 agenda.
The various bond resolutions, when approved by the council, would help finance four different projects across the city — from Old Meridian and Main streets to 3rd Avenue Southwest near Midtown.
“The excitement for me is the fact that we still continue to have major projects and developers coming to Carmel who see Carmel as a place to invest their money,” Councilman Jeff Worrell said. “It reinforces all the work that’s been done in years prior to make this a great place to invest in.”
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Tax increment financing, also known as TIF, provides cities like Carmel the opportunity to use the increased tax revenue from rising property values on a site to pay for redevelopment work.
The city issues the bonds to help finance the projects, but the developers are responsible for making the payments.
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The City of Carmel often uses TIF to support redevelopment projects in the city, such as the new Republic Airways headquarters near U.S. 31.
All four proposed projects are mixed-use developments, which means residential and commercial buildings are part of the construction plans.
Each of the sites were negotiated by the Carmel Redevelopment Commission.
Here is a look at the four bond resolutions planned before the city council Monday.
$20.5 million TIF bond for PST Land Holdings project
Developers are asking the city to support a $20.5 million TIF bond for a mixed-use project by Pure Development, Buckingham Companies and Merchants Bank, according to an email written by Carmel Redevelopment Director Henry Mestetsky and provided to IndyStar.
The total project cost is estimated at $133 million, according to Mestetsky’s email.
The development would include…
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