Value Capture

Boston Housing

A Land Use and Development Playbook For Value-Capture and Creating Currency For Local Community Development

Larry Kosmont shares what cities need to do to meet escalating state requirements; add housing density; fix shopping centers; replace sales tax; pay for constituent services; plan for the future; and capture value created by economic restructuring.

March 28, 2022 - VerdeXchange News

Bogota, Colombia

10 Land Use Policies to Address Social, Economic, Environmental Challenges

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy recently recognized ten land use case studies for addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the world.

March 15, 2020 - Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

St. Louis

Visions of a Massive New Entertainment District in St. Louis

City officials have a new ambition for a corner of St. Louis once considered for an NFL stadium and an MLS stadium. Now the future site of an NHL practice facility, the surrounding area could become an entertainment district.

September 2, 2018 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Working to Include Equity Along the Atlanta BeltLine

The tax allocation district set up to capture development value created by the Atlanta BeltLine has fallen short of its intended goals for creating and preserving affordable housing.

August 23, 2018 - NextCity

New York City Mayor

Speculation Continues on the Death of the Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar

The New York Times transit reporter looks into the lack of progress on the $2.5 billion project proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in his 2016 State of the City speech. The mayor responds angrily to a Daily News article casting doubt on the project.

April 13, 2018 - The New York Times - N.Y. / Region

Times Square New York

A Strong Voice of Support for Value Capture to Fund Subway Repair

In an opinion for City & State, Kathryn Wylde, president of the nonprofit Partnership for New York City, makes the case that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority should be allowed to tax properties where value is enhanced by subway proximity.

March 28, 2018 - City & State

Tudor City

Value Capture Replaces Congestion Pricing as Governor Cuomo's Subway Funding Fix

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) appears to be backing away from a controversial plan to toll midtown Manhattan but shows no reservations about embracing land value capture, which some regard as a "taking" by taxing land proximate to subway stations.

March 26, 2018 - Politico New York

Second Avenue Subway

Value Capture Takes Prominent but Controversial Role in Fixing New York Subway

Value capture, collecting tax increment from subway adjacent properties to help provide money needed to repair the 114-year old subway system, is proposed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and opposed by the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

January 31, 2018 - The New York Times

Trump Administration

Draft of the Trump Infrastructure Planned Leaked

For those who have spent the last year or so waiting on the edge of their seats in speculation about the contents of President Trump's promised infrastructure plan, there is finally some indication of what the future holds.

January 22, 2018 - Axios

New York Subway

Regardless of Cost, New York Must Rehabilitate its Crown Jewel: the Subway

Depending on what's included, the cost to rebuild the ailing 665-mile system could be $111 billion, but the city's future depends on it. A feature-length New York Times Magazine piece looks at its history and suggests ways to finance rebuilding.

January 12, 2018 - The New York Times Magazine


Op-Ed: Vancouver Needs a Land Value Tax

Labor leaders argue that curbing real estate speculation is Vancouver's best chance at lowering housing costs.

October 25, 2017 - The Vancouver Sun

Mega Project in Suburban Atlanta Gets Final Public Financing Piece: Value Capture

School advocates don't like the idea of a tax allocation district for the redevelopment of the former GM plant in Doraville.

January 25, 2017 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New Neighborhood Plan in San Francisco Pitches the Public Benefits of Density

Central SoMa ("South of Market") in San Francisco will soon have a new neighborhood plan. Planners hope zoning changes will reap rewards in property values and public benefits.

January 21, 2017 - Curbed SF

Construction Cranes

Funding Rolling in for Still-Uncertain Nicollet Ave Streetcar in Minneapolis

Several new developments are adding funds to the pot of money in a streetcar district created by Minneapolis to circumvent a politically unpalatable tax increment financing district.

October 4, 2016 - Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Transit Oriented Development

Op-Ed Supports Value Capture-Enabled Transit Investments

Two USC professors argue that Los Angeles would be better served if Metro could recapture some of its investment in the county's expanding rail system.

May 31, 2016 - Los Angeles Times

Philadelphia Italian market

The Great Debate: How to Attract Investment in Neglected Urban Areas

With the key assumption that more of Philadelphia needs to see the benefits of the recent wave of investment that has come to the city's urban core, politicians at varying levels of government are considering multiple policy options.

March 30, 2016 - Philadelphia

Cambridge Looking to Value Capture Transit Funding

The city of Cambridge is proposing a new transportation enhancement fund that would charge developments to fund upgrades Red Line’s Kendall/MIT Station or enhanced bus service.

September 10, 2015 - The Boston Globe

TIF Shifts to the Suburbs in Minnesota

A common and sometimes controversial funding mechanism is growing in popularity in suburban Minnesota, even as its use in the urban core decreases.

August 17, 2015 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

With Planning Approval Comes New Value: How Can Communities Gain Too?

A post by CityMetric uses examples from the United Kingdom to make the case for new approaches to value capture.

June 19, 2015 - Citymetric

Concerns Raised Over Property Tax for Minneapolis' Nicollet Mall Renovation

A debate over a special property tax assessment to fund a James Corner-designed redo of Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis raises questions about public benefit and value capture.

May 11, 2015 - MinnPost

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