The federal Opportunity Zone program represents one of the most comprehensive place-based economic and community development initiatives in decades. Passed as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the program has the potential to unleash trillions of dollars in unrealized capital gains into underdeveloped census tracts nationwide.
Our mission includes:
- Foster the development of diverse, vibrant, walkable communities that can retain and attract people to the region
- Make efficient use of existing resources by directing development to areas already served by infrastructure, transit and public services
- Support assistance for development projects to encourage private investment and create new programs to help address community needs
- Establish a collaborative planning environment where design and development honors and preserves our region’s history while also providing the opportunities to establish a new legacy