Tax Increment Districts
The City has had success with using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to support economic development. This economic development tool has been used to develop the Sun Prairie Business Park, including the sixth addition which was created with TIF 12 in 2016. In addition, the City had great success with using TIF to revitalize Downtown Sun Prairie with TIF 8 and now working towards redeveloping Central Main Street with TIF 11. TIF Guidelines have been adopted and are continuously reviewed to help direct and evaluate requests for finance assistance through existing active TIF districts. The City's open TIF districts (TID) are summarized.
If you're looking for opportunities to develop within a TID in Sun Prairie connect with the Economic Development Division via email or phone 608-825-1107.
A redevelopment district that was created to revitalize the former industrial area within historic downtown into a mixed-use destination. TID 8 was created in 2001 and construction began for the first phase of development in 2003 – Cannery Square. From there, redevelopment has steadily continued over the past fifteen years. As of 2018, approximately $17.6 million in TIF assistance was used for demolition, environmental remediation, infrastructure installation, beautification, and direct economic incentive payments – creating approximately $57 million in new value within the TID boundary. TID 8 is projected to close in 2024.
A mixed-use district created in 2007 to facilitate the assembly of land and installation of infrastructure for the creation of a healthcare campus on the City's south-west side near the USH 151/Reiner Road interchange. Approximately 17 acres, is owned by SSM Health Care for a state-of-the-art stand-alone emergency and future campus expansion. The City owns three lots adjacent to the campus land. In addition, the TIF boundary was adjusted in 2013 to jump across USH 151 and encompass a portion of the growing retail on the City's westside. This boundary amendment helped incentivize Marcus Palace Theatres, Cabela's and the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel to locate in Sun Prairie. TID 9 is projected to close in 2027.
- TID 9 Project Plan, March 2007
- TID 9 Amendment, August 2013
A redevelopment district created in 2014 in order to spur investment along the Central Main Street corridor between Ruby Lane and Kroncke Drive. Since creation, several sites have redeveloped including a former gas station site into a multi-tenant commercial building with interior design show room on the first floor (537 W Main St), former hardware store site into a four-story, 145-unit apartment building with first floor commercial (641 W Main St), former trucking site into a three-story, 65-unit apartment building with affordable housing (1141 W Main St), former vacant commercial/retail into a four-story, 74-unit building with 5,000 square-foot commercial space in front and various other sites have complete major renovations since the creation of TID 11. This district is projected to close in 2030.
Created in 2016, TID 12 is an industrial TIF serving as the sixth addition to the Sun Prairie Business Park, north of the US Highway 151 interchange at Bristol Street. The City purchased 65-aces in 2017 and amended the boundary to include this land along with a portion of the existing park, totally 100-acres in the TID. Projected closure is in 2036.
TID 13 - Park 151 Business Park
An industrial TID created in late 2017 consists of 94.5 acres located on the southwest side of the City, south of TID 9 along US Highway 151 and Reiner Road. The area is private industrial park, Park 151, a 100,000 square-foot spec building was completed in 2018 while Sanimatic broke ground on a 130,000 square-foot facility in late 2018. TID 13 is projected to close in 2031.