Urban Renewal Financing

Urban Renewal is a financing tool allowed by cities to utilize increases in property taxes in a defined area to encourage development within that area. This has been used in various parts of the community to assist in infrastructure improvements, community amenities, historic preservation, and business recruitment and expansion.


The City of Dubuque currently has four urban renewal districts including:

Greater Downtown

Downtown Urban Renewal District Subarea Map

Dubuque Technology Park

Technology Park Map

Lake Ridge

Lake Ridge Map

Dubuque Industrial Center West

Industrial Center West Map