Urban Progress (UP) Zone

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Urban Progress (UP) Zone

The UP Zone is a zone targeting urban development, infill, and redevelopment of commercial or residential properties within the zone to concentrate reinvestment in Moorhead's downtown, near downtown, and transitional areas. Click here to download map.

Commercial or Residential Properties. The project must be new construction or a substantial expansion/rehabilitation of an existing building and meet minimum project requirements for new building value and jobs. Only building improvements are eligible for the exemption. Land and existing improvements (unless demolished) remain taxable. Applications are accepted anytime. Due to notice and public hearing requirements, allow 6 – 8 weeks for approvals.

New Building taxable value

 Full time equivalent jobs (minimum created or retained)
 Standard term 100% yrs 1-5; 99% yrs 6-10

UP zone project additional 4 years - % of exemption

$150,000-249,999

 1  2 years
80-60-40-20

$250,000-499,999

 2  3 years

80-60-40-20

$500,000-999,999

 3  4 years

80-60-40-20

$1-1.99 million

 5
 5 years

80-60-40-20

$2-2.99 million

 6  6 years

80-60-40-20

$3-3.99 million

 7  7 years

80-60-40-20

$4-4.99 million

 8  8 years

80-60-40-20

$5-5.99 million

 9  9 years

80-60-40-20

$6-6.99 million

 10 10 years

80-60-40-20

 $7-7.99 million
 11 11 years
 80-60-40-20
 $8-8.99 million
 12 12 years
 80-60-40-20
 $9-9.99 million
 13 13 years
 80-60-40-20
 $10-10.99 million
 14 14 years
 80-60-40-20
 $11-11.99 million
 15 15 years
 80-60-40-20
 $12-12.99 million
 16 16 years
 80-60-40-20
 $13-13.99 million
 17 17 years
 80-60-40
 $14-14.99 million
 18 18 years
 80-60
 $15-15.99 million
 19 19 years
 80
 $16-16.99 million
 20 20 years
 No ramp up

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Applications are accepted anytime. Due to notice and public hearing requirements, allow 6 – 8 weeks for approvals. For more information contact Economic Development or call 218.299-5441, toll free 877.833.6667.