Community Redevelopment Agency
- First Thursday of the month, as needed (Board meetings) and third Thursday of the month, as needed (Committee meetings). Click here to view the meeting schedule and application deadlines for 2018.
- 8:30 AM
- Conference Room 477
125 N. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Members of the Community Redevelopment Agency Board serve four-year terms and must include (click on each Board member's name to send an email):
- Three members nominated by the mayor of Memphis, subject to approval by the Memphis City Council. Currently, these members are Sam Cantor, R. Miles Mason, Sr. and Dynisha Brown Woods.
- Three members nominated by the Shelby County mayor, subject to approval by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners. Currently, these members are McKinley "Mack" Martin and Kevin Spragling.
- One member appointed jointly by the Memphis City Mayor and the Shelby County Mayor, subject to approval by both the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission. Currently, this member is Ann Langston.
Members of the CRA Board, March 1, 2018 (from left to right): Kevin Spragling, McKinley "Mack" Martin, Ann Langston, Dynisha Brown Woods, Sam Cantor, and R. Miles Mason, Sr.
Chairman: McKinley "Mack" Martin
Vice Chairman: R. Miles Mason, Sr.
Secretary: Ann Langston
Treasurer: Dynisha Brown Woods
Policies and Procedures Committee
Ann Langston, Chair
Dynisha Brown Woods, Chair
R. Miles Mason, Sr.
McKinley "Mack" Martin, Chair
Dynisha Brown Woods
Functions & Authority
The function of the joint Memphis and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency is to review applications for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts and expenditures of TIF funds. Click here to download the Board's Bylaws.
The Community Redevelopment Agency is guided by state legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly on April 29, 1998. A link to that act, the Community Redevelopment Act of 1998, may be found here. On October 28, 2013, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution that set a 15-year cap on any County Tax Increment Financing. That resolution may be viewed here.
All TIF District applications must be first approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board before they proceed to the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Board of Commissioners for final approval. Only those TIF Districts that are included in the CRA Workable Program are eligible for TIF Districts (see link below). The CRA Board will analyze all TIF applications to ensure the proposed TIF District will create a tax increment. The tax increment is the difference in property taxes collected before the development and those collected after the development. This increment may fund certain public infrastructure and affordable housing development costs.
Click here to view the CRA TIF Manual with policies and applications for creating a new TIF district
Contact CRA staff for an application for TIF funding for a project within an existing TIF district.
Click here to view the CRA Workable Program.
Click here to view the CRA Workable Program Maps.
Click here to view the 2007 Amendments to the Workable Program approved by the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Board of Commissioners.
Click here to view the CRA Act, approved by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1998.
Approved TIF Districts
The Community Redevelopment Agency Board, Memphis City Council and Shelby County Board of Commissioners have approved three TIF districts in Shelby County: Uptown, Highland Row, and Binghampton.
Uptown Redevelopment Plan, 2001
Uptown TIF district boundaries (revised, January 2018).
Highland Row TIF district boundaries
Binghampton TIF district boundaries.
Uptown Community TIF Expansion
On June 2, 2017, ALSAC/St. Jude and Methodist Le Bonheur filed an application with the Community Redevelopment Agency to amend the Uptown Redevelopment Plan. The document is split into its downloads below:
2. Appendix 1
3. Appendix 2
Binghampton Community TIFOn July 10, 2017, Binghampton Development Corporation filed an application to create a TIF district for Binghampton. View that application here.
Applications for the Uptown Single Family Rehab Program (Application Period Closed - Next Round to be Announced 2019)
SFRP Application for Uptown 2018
Uptown TIF w Expansion_v2
FAQs for Uptown Single Family Rehab Program
Final USFRP Flyer
Please e-mail application to Tanja Mitchell or mail to our offices.
Uptown TIF Community Advisory Committee1/25/2018: Click here to download information on the Uptown Community Advisory Committee.
1/25/2018: Click here to download an application for the Uptown Community Advisory Committee.
1/25/2018:Click here to download a revised map of the Uptown TIF District.
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For additional information about the Community Redevelopment Agency, please contact Andrew Z. Murray at (901) 636-6544