Corridor Improvement Authority

The City of Oak Park has been actively pursuing ways to create vibrant corridors. For years the disinvestment in the commercial corridors in Oak Park has created a need for revitalization. The purpose of this plan is to maintain and upgrade the economic viability of the designated corridors for a period of twenty years. This plan will not be renewed.

The City Council, determining that it is necessary in the best interest of the public to halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation where possible in its business districts, to eliminate the causes of deterioration and to promote economic growth, hereby declares its intention to and hereby does create and provide for the operation of the City of Oak Park Corridor Improvement Authority, pursuant to Act No.280, 2005, MCL 125.2871 et seq. as amended, of the State of Michigan.

In the city adopted Resolution No. CM-09-356-15 approving the creation of the Corridor Improvement Authority (“CIA”), the board was established and the TIF and Development Plans were created. The plans set forth guidelines for which the city will be able to undergo extensive streetscape projects consisting of a road diet, pocket parks, and bike lanes along the Nine Mile Corridor, Façade Grant Funding, Parking Lot creation/Improvements, Marketing, Events, Landscaping, and more. The cost of these projects will be financed through tax increment financing and grant funding and therefore requires a descriptive plan of attack.

The plan states that the duration of the development and tax increment financing plan shall be from 2016-2036. The Corridor Improvement Authority will make any existing final debt service payments during the 2034-2035 fiscal year. Therefore the development and tax increment financing plans will expire on July 1, 2036. The plan will serve as a catalyst for a number of improvements within the commercial districts and corridors.

To download the Development and TIF Plan click here
For proposed Amendenment to Plans click here

Corridor Improvement Authority District Map CIA total map

The Corridor Improvement Authority Board meets the third Thursday of every month at Noon in the Executive Conference Room located at City Hall 14000 Oak Park Blvd.

Meeting Minutes
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
January 2016
March 2016
June 2016
August 2016
October 2016
December 2016 - cancelled due to lack of business
January 2017
March 2017
May 2017
August 2017
October 2017
December 2017