"East Chattanooga is rising. We’re going to use economic development to drive community development in a way that will benefit everyone.” — Mayor Andy Berke


The former Harriet Tubman housing site offers the City of Chattanooga and our many neighborhood partners a unique opportunity to unite economic development with community development in the heart of East Chattanooga. This page will provide an updated and detailed timeline regarding the City of Chattanooga’s ongoing work at the Tubman site.

What is a TIF?

Tax increment financing (TIF) is a tool used by municipal governments to stimulate economic development in a targeted geographical area. TIF's are used to finance redevelopment projects or other investments using the anticipation of future tax revenue resulting from new development. 


Below are the proposed TIF District Maps the City of Chattanooga presented in the application for Tax Increment Financing on and around the former Harriet Tubman site aka, the East Chattanooga RISING TIF.

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