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Urban Renewal/TIF

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Cooley roundabout at Juniper Ridge

Bend has two established Urban Renewal/TIF Areas Juniper Ridge and Murphy Crossing.  A third Urban Renewal/TIF area is currently being considered for adoption in the Core Area of Bend.

Urban Renewal is a state-authorized redevelopment finance program. Urban renewal areas use Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to reinvest or rebuild parts of cities that are physically deteriorated, economically stagnated, unsafe or where the old urban layout no longer works. 

Bend’s urban renewal/TIF areas are managed by the Bend Urban Renewal Agency (BURA).   The City hopes to use urban renewal/TIF as a tool to achieve the urban changes need to accomplish the city’s growth plan. 

Core Area TIF Plan

Juniper Ridge URA               Murphy Crossing URA


  • Urban Renewal/TIF

    • The term TIF vs. urban renewal:

    • What is TIF?

    • Are there TIF areas in Bend?

    • Who manages the TIF Program?

    • How are TIF projects financed?

    • Does TIF increase my taxes?

    • How does TIF generate revenue if it does not increase property taxes?

    • What are the steps for creating a TIF area/plan?

    • What are the steps to amend a TIF area/plan?

    • Does TIF affect school district funding?

    • What are the benefits of TIF?

    • How does the City currently use property tax revenue?