What types of projects could be funded by the TDF?

The goal is to "kick start" private investment that will bring new and exciting projects to our destination. It is impossible to know just yet what specific projects might be submitted for consideration, but this is a list of some types of things we would expect:

  • Business improvement grants (through Economic Development Administration (EDA))
  • Convention and group meeting facilities
  • Culinary arts incubators
  • Historic and cultural sites
  • Outdoor and Indoor recreation facilities and amenities
  • Public art and place-making
  • Public parks (community or regional)
  • Regional trails and connectors
  • Special event grants and marketing
  • Streetscape renovations and enhancements
  • Tourism venues
  • Transit improvements (bike share, pedestrian access, enhanced bus shelters)
  • Visitor infrastructure
  • Other projects that meet award considerations, demonstrate feasibility and receive a recommendation

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1. Why do we need a Tourism Development Fund (TDF)?
2. What types of projects could be funded by the TDF?
3. How much would taxes increase if the TDF is approved?
4. Why can’t the City fund the TDF using existing revenues?
5. Is anyone able to apply for funding?
6. How would the TDF money be distributed?
7. Why does the City have to fund the projects?
8. How did City Council decide on a Tourism Development Fund?
9. Will unspent TDF money rollover into the next year?
10. How does the TDF differ from the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)?
11. Where has a TDF been successful in a similar market to ours?
12. How will we determine the success of the TDF?