A hand up. A combination of standing programs and project-based inducements can move the needle on your pro forma.

Neighborhood Empowerment Zone
Designation allows the city manager to negotiate and enter into agreements with developers for incentives including sales tax rebate, property tax abatement, and a reduction in cost for water/sewer line extension.
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Qualified Opportunity Zone
Within this zone, encompassing the SoDA District, investors can defer tax on any prior capital gains until no later than December 31, 2026 so long as the gain is invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund.
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Chapter 380 Agreements
Chapter 380 of the Local Government Code authorizes municipalities to offer incentives designed to promote economic development, such as commercial and retail projects. Specifically, it provides for offering loans and grants of city funds or services at little or no cost to promote state and local economic development and to stimulate business and commercial activity.
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Fire Suppression
Under new legislation, any sprinkler system installed after September 27, 2017 in either a commercial or residential structure until December 31, 2022 will be able to be fully expensed.
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