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Project Experience

Project Experience

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Selected Project Experience

Tax Increment Financing & Business District Plans

Project ExperienceJerseyville, Illinois

Jerseyville TIF Redevelopment Plan:  Redevelopment plan and program designed to rahabilitate the older industrial and commercial areas of the City.  The program is intended to promote business retention as well as the recruitment of new business to remediate some of the commercial vacancies throughout the City.

 

 

 

Project Experience

Louisvile, Illinois

Louisville Redevelopment Plan:  Tax increment financing redevelopment plan and project designed to stimulate new commercial/retail development in the Village, as well as rehabilitate the aging Village square.  The program included the recruitment of a new Dollar General store.

 

 

 

Project Experience

Highland, Illinois

Northside Conservation Redevelopment Area: Redevelopment plan and program designed to support the construction of a new Regional Medical Center.  TIF revenues were used to assist St. Joseph’s Hospital in new street construction, signals and numerous utility upgrades in the  northern region of the community.  The program will also assist in business retention and attraction along with stormwater improvements in the  southern portion of the redevelopment  area

 

Project Experience

Christopher, Illinois

Christopher TIF Redevelopment Plan:  Redevelopment plan and program designed to rahabilitate the downtown commercial portion of the City, as well as remediate some of the infrastructure issues throughout the City.

 

 

Project ExperienceTilton, Illinois

Amendment to Tilton TIF Redevelopment Plan: Extended the life of the Tilton Tax Increment Financing Area an additional 12 years.  The Area will now exist for 35 years.  The Village also amended their Redevelopment Plan and incorporated new goals and objectives for the project area which includes major street upgrades and development of new interstate commercial development.

 

Project ExperienceGodfrey, Illinois

Godfrey Interstate 255 Redevelopment Plan:  Tax Increment Financing redevelopment plan and program designed to support the new interstate development of the newly extended Interstate 255.  Extensive infrastructure improvements are needed to support new retail and potential industrial development in the growing community of Godfrey, Illinois.

 

Project ExperienceSt. Libory, Illinois

St. Libory Tax Increment Financing Area:  Established the Village’s first redevelopment program designed to retain the Wenneman’s Meat Market which had previously been destroyed by fire.  The company had considered alternate communities in which to rebuild.  The TIF program assisted in retaining this valuable employer to this rural community.

 

Project ExperienceGodfrey, Illinois

Godfrey Business District:  Redevelopment plan designed to fund massive utility improvements throughout the project area.  Also designed to stimulate new retail and retain existing retail development within the community.

 

 

Project ExperienceColchester, Illinois

Colchester Tax Increment Financing Area:  Established the City’s first redevelopment program designed to support the downtown rehabilitation and support of new retail within the community.

 

 

Shiloh, Illinois

Tax Increment Financing Area B: Amendment to existing TIF Area to include downtown with plan to bring new businesses and commerce to the older portions of Shiloh.

Cahokia, Illinois

Parks College Redevelopment Area; Redevelopment plan for the former St. Louis University Parks Air College Campus.

Fayetteville, Illinois

Tax Increment Financing Area #1; redevelopment program which includes property in the Village’s older residential/commercial core, as well as industrial and commercial sites along Illinois Route 4 and Illinois Route 15.  Included retention of major meat processing plant.


Maroa, Illinois

Tax Increment Financing Area #1; Redevelopment plan and program which will assist in the development of vacant industrial ground along U.S. Route 51 in central Illinois.  Also assisted in the annexation of more than 100 acres of industrial and commercial ground vital to the future of the City tax base.

West Frankfort, Illinois

Tax Increment Financing Area #2; Tax Increment Financing plan and program for the redevelopment of downtown West Frankfort.  This includes a program to upgrade utilities and implement a streetscape program.  It also includes a program to assist the City in retaining and recruiting new businesses in a high unemployment County.

Barry, Illinois

Tax Increment Financing Area 1; Plan for the redevelopment of historic downtown Barry and the City Industrial Park. 

Edwardsville, Illinois

North Main Street Redevelopment Area; Tax Increment Financing plan and program for the redevelopment of an older, mixed-use portion of the community adjacent to both the county/municipal government complex, and the downtown area.   This includes a Housing Impact Study which was necessary due to residential components within TIF redevelopment area.

South Roxana, Illinois

Tax Increment Financing Area 2; a tax increment financing project to help spur industrial development on 220 acres of vacant property along Illinois Route 111 which has not developed without assistance.

Grayville, Illinois

Tax Increment Financing Area 1; redevelopment plan for former Grayville Prison site; 100 acres for creation of future industrial park which is adjacent to Interstate 64 in southeastern Illinois.

Carmi, Illinois

Tax Increment Financing Area 1; mixed use redevelopment plan of aging industrial park development and portions of downtown; redevelopment plan will assist existing businesses with infrastructure upgrades and assist in the recruitment of new development.

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Tax Increment Financing Area 1; plan for the redevelopment of the City of Mt. Vernon’s Downtown; redevelopment of an older, mixed-use portion of the community adjacent to both the county/municipal government complex, and the downtown area.  This is being done in conjunction with their Downtown Redevelopment Commission and Comprehensive Plan.

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Homestead Tax Increment Financing Area; redevelopment of 72 acre site for senior housing & mixed use commercial/recreational facilities.

Shiloh, Illinois

Wingate Business District; initiated first business district for redevelopment of a 28 acre commercial project; plan will assist the community to recapture a portion of the sales tax generated for assistance in public infrastructure upgrades necessary for development.

Shiloh, Illinois

Shiloh Tax Increment Financing Area #C; a mixed use plan for the development and redevelopment of residential and large scale commercial projects; infrastructure upgrades and remediation; TIF funds used to assist Mascoutah School District in construction of new elementary school.

 


 

Selected Project Experience

Municipal Economic Development Assistance

Project Experience

New Baden, Illinois

Project ExperienceEconomic development consultant to the community, worked with the Village in creating a demographic and economic profile to attract new business.  Also worked with the Village to create a site plan and concept for an industrial park on currently vacant properties.

 

 

 

 

Project ExperienceSt. Louis Regional AirportProject Experience

Economic development consultant for marketing airport properties for development, also aiding in negotiations with potential developers for leasing properties and establishing possible incentive programs.

 

 

Hartford, Illinois

Economic development consultant to the community, including consulting in regards to specific development and redevelopment projects, and those projects related to tax increment financing.

Dupo, Illinois
Creation of a site proposal on behalf of the Village to the St. Louis Cardinals for the new Cardinals Stadium Project, including available site-specific property information, property access mapping, and revenue projections.

Cahokia, Illinois
Economic development consultant to the Village, including consulting on tax increment financing (TIF) issues and TIF related projects, and negotiations with private-side developers interested in building projects within the Village.

Swansea, Illinois
Economic development consultant to the community, including consulting in regards to specific development and redevelopment projects, and those projects related to tax increment financing and the use of the Village Business District plan.

Tri City Regional Port
Economic development consultant to the Port District.  Assisted in numerous grant applications and conducted a Distressed Area Study.

Vienna, Illinois
Assist in the administration and planning of all Tax Increment Financing activities.  Including adopting new policies and procedures for TIF assistance, creation of applications, revenue projections, recommendations for TIF Funding and Development Agreements.

Macon, Illinois
Economic development consultant to the City, including consulting on tax increment financing (TIF) issues and TIF related projects, and negotiations with private-side developers interested in building projects within the City.

Moweaqua, Illinois
Economic development consultant to the Village, including consulting on tax increment financing (TIF) issues and TIF related projects, and negotiations with private-side developers interested in building projects within the Village.

 


 

Selected Project Experience

Incentive Assistance

Frost Electric
Collinsville, Illinois - Revenue projection study and successful negotiation of Tax Increment Financing incentives from the City of Collinsville.  Reimbursement used to offset the costs of a new road and other TIF eligible costs.

Westview Condo
ollinsville, Illinois, redevelopment project of the former Ramada Inn/Sonny & Char’s Restaruant; Revenue projection study and successful negotiation of Tax Increment Financing incentives from the City of Collinsville.  Reimbursement used to offset the costs of demolition and other TIF eligible costs. 

Miller Group
Site Selection Consulting, Revenue projection study and successful negotiation of significant State of Illinois incentives.  The Miller Group created 150 new jobs and invested over $5M in a 250,000 square foot facility.

Clayco Development
Economic Development Consultant to nation’s 2nd largest construction contractors.  Assist the development of multiple sites for future large scale commercial/industrial projects within the Metro-East.

VeraSun Energy
Illinois/Indiana/Missouri/Iowa- Economic development consultant to VeraSun Energy, the nation’s second largest Ethanol Producer.  We conduct site selection and location analysis as well as incentive negotiations for multiple ethanol plants throughout the Midwest. 

Carron Industries
Granite City, Illinois- Site Selection & Location Analysis of five proposed sites in Illinois and Missouri.  Analyses included impact of workforce, transportation costs, incentives, taxing information and infrastructure on a large relocation/expansion of manufacturing plant. 

Fabritech, Inc.
Bethalto, Illinois - preparation of request for tax abatement, and evaluation of impact on taxing districts, for the relocation of this Aerospace Manufacturing and Maintenance Repair Firm.

Arizon Companies
Illinois & Missouri- Site Selection & Location Analysis for new manufacturing plant.  Conducted analysis of potential sites in bi-state region to determine economic impact of locating in various communities.

Linamar
Dupo, Illinois-  Identified potential incentives for large automotive manufacturer seeking to locate in Illinois.  Included consulting on tax increment financing and negotiations with State and County officials for other incentives available to project.

Custom Fabrications
Illinois & Missouri- Site Selection & Location Analysis of three proposed sites in Illinois and Missouri.  Analyses included impact of workforce, transportation costs, incentives, taxing information and infrastructure on a large relocation/expansion of manufacturing plant.  Tax increment financing negotiation and consulting.

 


 

Selected Project Experience

Comprehensive Plans

Moran Economic Development was able to assist seven communities in the Southern Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone as well as Montgomery County with the completion of their Comprehensive Plans.  These plans will help assist in setting the context for future growth within these communities.  Additionally, Moran Economic Development assisted the City of Breese, Illinois in updating their Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan consists of a series of interrelated chapters, or elements, analyzing the community's future land use, transportation, parks and recreation, and other infrastructure and environmental issues, needs, challenges, and opportunities.

The Comprehensive Plan is important because it sets the overall policy context for future growth and development within these communities. The Comprehensive Plan addresses growth pressures, future public facilities and services needs, preservation of community character and natural resources, development design and standards, the fiscal impacts and responsibilities of new development, and other important issues affecting the quality of life and character of the city.

 

•          Alexander County, Illinois

•          Johnson County, Illinois

•          Montgomery County, Illinois

•          Breese, Illinois

•          Pulaski, Illinois

•          Karnak, Illinois

•          Ullin, Illinois

•          Mounds, Illinois