Houston Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone for Sunnyside to boost infrastructure

Tool to attack blight will bring in $12 million for Sunnyside improvements
  • Houston City Council recently made Sunnyside a Tax Improvement Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ).
  • It is the 26th TIRZ council has put in place.
  • The money will used for infrastructure improvements.

As a community improvement tool, the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZs), created by Houston City Council are one of a handful that are available to help spur local investment and development. TIRZ are special zones within the city that help incentivize reinvestment and raise money for the city though taxes that is driven back into that zone.