Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIFs)

An image of Heritage Trace Parkway for the TIF page

Tax increment financing is a tool authorized by Chapter 311 of the Texas Tax Code by which local governments can publicly finance needed structural improvements and enhanced infrastructure within a defined area called a reinvestment zone. For more information about this tool, view the City of Fort Worth's adopted TIF Policy(PDF, 47KB).

  • The tax increment is derived from the difference in appraised value between the year in which the reinvestment zone is established (base year) and each year the reinvestment zone is in existence.
  • A municipality establishes a TIF reinvestment zone according to guidelines in the Texas Tax Code and other taxing entities elect to participate in TIF by approving a participation agreement, which sets forth the percentage of tax increment the taxing entity is willing to dedicate to the TIF fund.
  • A board of directors, consisting of 5 to 15 members who are representatives from the participating taxing entities and representatives of other areas as set forth in the Tax Code, is established for each TIF.

TIF 2: Speedway

TIF2_2.jpg TIF 2 (Speedway) was created as a means to purchase the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) and finance needed public improvements within the TIF district boundary. The TIF district was expanded in 1999 to provide for the construction, renovation and operation of educational facilities located in the Northwest ISD tract, and to provide for additional infrastructure work such as street improvements, drainage, and traffic signs.

Date Created: Dec. 19, 1995; expanded Aug. 10, 1999
End of Term: Dec. 31, 2035
Total Acreage: 1,490 acres (568 in TIF 2A; 921 in TIF 2B)

Property Description: Located west of Interstate 35W off of State Highway 114 in Denton County.

View the boundary map

Projects: Purchase of Texas Motor Speedway as public improvement by the Sports Authority, public improvements within the TIF district; construction, renovation and operation of educational facilities located within the NISD tract; future infrastructure improvements to promote private development throughout the area.


Project and Financing Plan

Last amended Oct. 29, 2002. 

Download the full plan(PDF, 7MB)


Financial Information

Base Value $5,084,127
FY2019 Taxable Value $37,037,418
FY2020 Taxable Value $39,078,972

Level of Participation by Entity

City of Fort Worth Fulfilled
Tarrant County Hospital District Fulfilled
Tarrant County College District Fulfilled
Denton County Fulfilled
Northwest ISD  100%

Board Members

  • Chair: Dennis Shingleton, District 7 Councilmember
  • Carlos Flores, District 2 Councilmember
  • Terri Cartwright, City of Fort Worth 
  • Tan Parker, State Representative
  • Rob D. Ramage, City of Fort Worth
  • Tye Sheets Pierpont, State Representative
  • Steve Sprowls, Northwest ISD and State Senator
  • Phillip Vaden, City of Fort Worth
  • Ryder Warren, State Senator

TIF 3: Downtown

TIF13_1.jpg Date Created: Dec. 19, 1995
End of Term: Dec. 31, 2025
Total Acreage: 279 (TIF 3); 128 (TIF 3A)

 

Property Description: Generally bounded to the north by the Trinity River, east by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), south by Lancaster Avenue, Calhoun Street, Seventh Street, Burnett Street, and Third Street, and west by Henderson Street and Weatherford Street.

View the boundary map

Projects: Historic preservation through façade leases (for example, Ashton Hotel, Jett Land and Title), environmental remediation (for example, the Tower), utility relocation and removal (for example, the Marriott Hotel site), streetscape improvements to create a pedestrian friendly environment (for example, Cassidy Corner, Trinity Bluff), Santa Fe Freight House operations. Sundance Square plaza, parking garage leases, affordable housing (including Hunter Plaza), residential density and parking incentives, infrastructure and transportation improvements to ease transit accessibility, retail façade matching grants, school support, signage, and administration.


Project and Financing Plan

Last amended March 3, 2015. 

Download the full plan(PDF, 2MB)


Financial Information

Base Value $322,440,637
FY2019 Taxable Value $1,014,882,787
FY2020 Taxable Value $1,179,589,987

Level of Participation by Entity

City of Fort Worth 60%
Tarrant County Hospital District 40%
Tarrant County College 20%
Regional Water District 40%
Tarrant County 40%
Fort Worth ISD 0%

 


Board Members

  • Chair: Ann Zadeh, District 9 Councilmember
  • Brian Byrd, District 3 Councilmember
  • Susan Alanis, Tarrant County College District
  • Roy C. Brooks, Tarrant County
  • Johnny Campbell, City of Fort Worth
  • Rep. Nicole Collier, State Representative
  • Felipe Gutierrez, State Senator
  • Leah King, Tarrant Regional Water District
  • J.R. Labbe, Tarrant County Hospital District

TIF 4: Southside/Medical District

TIF4_2.jpg Date Created: Nov. 25, 1997
End of Term: Dec. 31, 2022
Total Acreage: 1,278

Property Description: Generally bounded to the north by Interstate 30 and Vickery Boulevard and to the south by Allen Street and West Arlington Avenue. The TIF extends east of Interstate 35W to Kentucky Avenue. 

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Projects: Business development and retail (including Midtown Mixed Use, the Mehl Building, Victory Medical). parking structures (Magnolia Green), neighborhood parks (for example, Watts Park), residential (for example, the Phoenix and Oak Timbers), schools (Fort Worth ISD), signage (Wayfinding), streetscapes and transportation/infrastructure improvements (including Oleander, Magnolia, Rosedale, South Main streets), and administration.


Project and Financing Plan

Last amended Dec. 11, 2012.

Download the full plan


Financial Information

Base Value $229,759,626
2015 Taxable Value $600,738,212
Percent Growth 161%
2015 City of Fort Worth Contribution $2,854,680

Level of Participation by Entity:

City of Fort Worth 90%
Tarrant County Hospital District 50%
Tarrant County College 50%
Regional Water District 100 %
Tarrant County 50%
Fort Worth ISD 100% (through 2016)

Board Members

  • Chair: Ann Zadeh
  • Alice Moore
  • Early Davis
  • JR Labbe
  • Kelly Allen Gray
  • Kristin Camareno
  • Linda Christie
  • Roy Brooks
  • Susan Alanis

TIF 6: Riverfront

TIF6_1_1.jpg Date Created: Nov. 12, 2002
End of Term: Nov. 11, 2036
Total Acreage: 63.6

Property Description: Generally bounded by the Trinity River to the north, Weatherford Street to the south, Franklin Street to the east and Henderson Street to the west.

View the boundary map

Projects: Property acquisition; utility relocations and upgrades; pedestrian and streetscape improvements; roadway and storm drain improvements; public plaza, waterfront development; and demolition.


Project and Financing Plan

Approved on March 4, 2003. 

Download the full plan(PDF, 752KB)


Financial Information

Base Value $2,822,348
2015 Taxable Value $41,509,646
Percent Growth 1,371%
2015 City of Fort Worth Contribution $0

Level of Participation by Entity

City of Fort Worth 0 %
Tarrant County Hospital District 100 %
Tarrant County College 80 %
Regional Water District 100 %
Tarrant County 100 %

Board Members

  • Chair: Ann Zadeh
  • Alice Moore
  • Cathy Young Junior
  • G.K. Maenius
  • JR Labbe
  • Linda Christie
  • Lisa McMillan
  • Nina Petty
  • Roy C. Brooks
  • Susan Alanis

TIF 7: North Tarrant Parkway

TIF7_2_1.jpg Date Created: Dec. 9, 2003; boundary expanded Dec. 9, 2008
End of Term: Dec. 31, 2019
Total Acreage: 2,008 (TIF 7); 95 (TIF 7A)

Property Description: Generally bounded to the south at the intersection of Interstate 35W North and Highway 287, to the north by Golden Triangle Boulevard, to the east by Old Denton Road, and along the west by Harmon Road and Interstate 35W North.

View the boundary map(PDF, 271KB)

Projects: Road construction supporting the Presidio Vista and HCA Alliance projects.


Project and Financing Plan

Last amended Oct. 25, 2005. 

Download the full plan(PDF, 2MB)


Financial Information

7 7A
Base Value $1,283,324 $320,525
2015 Taxable Value $581,979,270 $18,177,073
Percent Growth 45,249% 5,571%
2015 City of Fort Worth Contribution $3,971,960 $122,139

Level of Participation by Entity

City of Fort Worth 80%
Tarrant County Hospital District 0%
Tarrant County College 0%
Regional Water District 80%
Tarrant County 80%

Board Members

  • Chair: Cary Moon
  • Bill Miller
  • Chuck Tackett
  • Clint Abernathy
  • Dennis Shingleton
  • Gary Fickes
  • Glenn Wallace
  • Ken Kristofek
  • Linda Christie
  • Roy Foster
  • Russell Fuller
  • Russell Laughlin
  • Seana Sowell

TIF 8: Lancaster

TIF8_1.jpg Date Created: Dec. 9, 2003
End of Term: Dec. 31 2024
Total Acreage: 220

Property Description: Generally bounded to the north by Seventh and Third streets, to the south by Interstate 30, east by Calhoun Street and west by Henderson Street.

View the boundary map(PDF, 404KB)

Projects: Public improvements associated with mixed use projects, full service hotels, transit oriented development, historic preservation, mixed income housing, T&P Terminal and T&P Warehouse reuse; streetscape improvements; public amenities such as plazas or parks; administration; environmental remediation; public infrastructure associated with Lancaster Avenue redevelopment, including street improvements, utility relocations, parking improvements and landscaping of public areas; public art.


Project and Financing Plan

Last amended Jan. 6, 2015. 

Download the plan


Financial Information

Base Value $178,938,722
2015 Taxable Value $419,752,198
Percent Growth 135%
2015 City of Fort Worth Contribution $1,029,478

Level of Participation by Entity

City of Fort Worth 50%
Tarrant County Hospital District 0%
Tarrant County College 40%
Regional Water District 40%
Tarrant County 40%

Board Members

  • Chair: Jungus Jordan
  • Ann Zadeh
  • David Parker
  • Gloria Starling
  • Kelly Allen Gray
  • Marty Leonard
  • Patti Gearhart Turner
  • Richard Casarez
  • Roy C. Brooks
  • Susan Alanis

TIF 9: Trinity River Vision

TIF9_1.jpg Date Created: Dec. 16, 2003 by City Council; expanded Dec. 15, 2009
End of Term: Dec. 31, 2044
Total Acreage: 1,380 (TIF 9A); 2,600 (TIF 9B)

Property Description: Generally bounded to the north by Northeast 23rd Street and to the south by West Lancaster Avenue.

View the boundary map(PDF, 374KB)

Projects: The primary goal for the central city project is flood control, while secondary goals include continuity of trails, enhanced open space and recreational areas, linkages to nearby neighborhoods, conservation and environmental restoration for improved water quality and wildlife habitat. The bypass channel will generally follow the current path of the Fort Worth & Western Railroad, and when combined with the historic Oakwood Cemetery will provide greenspace that transitions between the proposed urban developments and the historic near northside neighborhoods. In addition to the flood improvement infrastructure constructed in the near northside area, the central city project also calls for improvements within the existing Trinity River corridor to manage flood waters and provide a better use of the flood plain for the public. The project will address the efficiency of the new bypass channel with excavation, fill, and ecosystem restoration enhancements that will provide hydraulic valley storage for the project. These multi-purpose sites will also provide recreation and transportation improvements.

 


 

Project and Financing Plan

Last amended Dec. 15, 2009.

Download the full plan

 


 

Financial Information

9 9A
Base Value $111,411,746 $19,332,552
2015 Taxable Value $414,744,976 $22,369,155
Percent Growth 272% 16%
2015 City of Fort Worth Contribution $925,606 $20,770

Level of Participation by Entity

City of Fort Worth 80%
Tarrant County Hospital District 80%
Tarrant County College 80%
Regional Water District 80%
Tarrant County 80%

Board Members

  • Chair: Dennis Shingleton
  • Carlos Flores
  • Dana Schenck
  • Dr. Eugene Giovannini
  • Gary Walker
  • G.K. Maenius
  • Jack Stevens
  • J.D. Johnson
  • Jim Lane
  • JR Labbe
  • Leah King
  • Merianne Roth
  • Roy C. Brooks
  • Tom Purvis
  • Victor Henderson

TIF 10: Lone Star

TIF10_2.jpg Date Created: Details coming soon.
End of Term: Details coming soon.
Total Acreage: Details coming soon.

Property Description: Details coming soon. (View the boundary map.(PDF, 261KB))

Projects: Details coming soon.



Project and Financing Plan

Download the full plan(PDF, 1MB)


Financial Information

9 9A
Base Value $111,411,746 $19,332,552
2015 Taxable Value $414,744,976 $22,369,155
Percent Growth 272% 16%
2015 City of Fort Worth Contribution $925,606 $20,770

Level of Participation by Entity

City of Fort Worth 80%
Tarrant County Hospital District 80%
Tarrant County College 80%
Regional Water District 80%
Tarrant County 80%

Board Members

  • Chair: Carlos Flores
  • Andre McEwing
  • Brian Byrd
  • Dennis Shingleton
  • Gary Fickes
  • J.D. Granger
  • JR Labbe
  • Linda Christie
  • Mike Berry
  • Steven Andognini
  • Susan Alanis

TIF 12: East Berry Renaissance

TIF12_3_1.jpg Date Created: Details coming soon.
End of Term: Details coming soon.
Total Acreage: Details coming soon.

Property Description: Details coming soon.

View the boundary map

Projects: Details coming soon.


Project and Financing Plan

Download the full plan(PDF, 325KB)


Financial Information

9 9A
Base Value $111,411,746 $19,332,552
2015 Taxable Value $414,744,976 $22,369,155
Percent Growth 272% 16%
2015 City of Fort Worth Contribution $925,606 $20,770

Level of Participation by Entity

City of Fort Worth 80%
Tarrant County Hospital District 80%
Tarrant County College 80%
Regional Water District 80%
Tarrant County 80%

Board Members

  • Chair: Kelly Allen Gray
  • David Salgado
  • Dennis Ruiz
  • Dennis Shingleton
  • JR Labbe
  • Linda Christie
  • Roderick Miles
  • Susan Alanis
  • Wayne Carson

TIF 13: Woodhaven

Date Created: Details coming soon.
End of Term: Details coming soon.
Total Acreage: Details coming soon.

Property Description: Details coming soon. (View the boundary map.(PDF, 363KB))

Projects: Details coming soon.

Project and Financing Plan

Details coming soon.

For more information about TIFs, email TIF@fortworthtexas.gov.

TIF 14: Trinity Lakes

Date Created: Details coming soon.
End of Term: Details coming soon.
Total Acreage: Details coming soon.

Property Description: Details coming soon.

View the boundary map(PDF, 260KB)

Projects: Details coming soon.


Project and Financing Plan

Details coming soon.

TIF 15: Stockyards / Northside

Date Created: Details coming soon.
End of Term: Details coming soon.
Total Acreage: Details coming soon.

Property Description: Details coming soon. (View the boundary map.(PDF, 314KB))

Projects: Details coming soon.

Project and Financing Plan

Details coming soon.

For more information about TIFs, email TIF@fortworthtexas.gov.