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Tax Allocation Districts

KB Advisory Group (KB) Has Earned The Distinction As A “Go-To” Firm For Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) In Georgia. 


Since our founding in 2001, KB has written numerous Redevelopment Plans, establishing more than 50 TADs throughout the state and allowing communities to attract millions in private real estate development. 


KB’s TAD Expertise: With over 20 years of experience, we have an intimate knowledge of local and regional real estate markets and hold a unique perspective on the intersection of public policy and deal structuring essential to success.  KB has helped establish over 50TAD Redevelopment Plans for cities and counties over the past two decades, and often works directly with jurisdictions to see those plans approved by elected bodies. This experience, combined with the firm’s knowledge of and relationship with the real estate development community, allows KB to help public and private sector clients evaluate and implement ambitious tax increment financing projects. No other Georgia consulting firm has a greater depth of experience or a more successful record producing Redevelopment Plans and creating and implementing TADs. 

KB’s TAD expertise has aided numerous cities and counties obtain funding for individual redevelopment projects. Typical services include writing Redevelopment Plans and providing various implementation services. Efforts also involve developer recruitment, financial analysis of proposals, and negotiating terms of transactions. Since 2017, the following communities passed the TAD Redevelopment Plans KB wrote for them: 



Bartow County 







East Point 


Gwinnett County 

Richmond Hill 


South Fulton 

St. Marys 

Union City 


What is a Tax Allocation District or TAD? 

Not familiar with Tax Allocation Districts? Georgia Main Street describes TADs as a “mechanism for revitalizing blighted or underutilized areas such as brownfields, declining commercial corridors, and industrial sites.” It is a process that involves designating a TAD and dedicating future taxes over and above the current tax base for a set period to cover the costs of a variety of development activities, including “infrastructure, buildings, or other improvements needed to spur new, higher density development.” 

All Redevelopment Plans conform with the Georgia Redevelopment Powers Law (O.C.G.A. Title 36 Chapter 44), which governs the creation of the state’s Tax Allocation Districts (TADs). 


For more on TADs, see this page on the Georgia Main Streets website. 


City of LaGrange Tax Allocation District #7

Location: LaGrange, Georgia Client: The City of LaGrange and EYC Companies Lead Consultant: KB Advisory Group Services Provided: Tax Allocation District KB Advisory Group creates the Redevelopment Plan for Tax Allocation District #7 in LaGrange   KB Advisory Group (KB) Scope The City of LaGrange...

DeKalb County Tax Allocation District #4: Market Square TAD

Location: DeKalb County, Georgia Client: Decide DeKalb Development Authority Lead Consultant: KB Advisory Group Services Provided: Tax Allocation District KB Advisory Group develops a Redevelopment Plan for DeKalb County's Tax Allocation District #4   KB Advisory Group (KB) Scope DeKalb County engaged KB Advisory Group...

KB Advisory Group’s Tax Allocation District (TAD) Expertise

KB TAD Expertise: KB Advisory Group (KB) has earned the distinction as the “go-to” firm for Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) in Georgia.

Revisiting the Union City Town Center TAD

A KB Advisory Group 2018 Union City, GA Tax Allocation District (TAD) Case Study.

TADs in Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County first retained KB Advisory Group in 2010 and later in 2012 to establish five TADs within the County’s unincorporated community improvement districts (CIDs). Then even later, the County had KB dissolve and recertify the five TADs. That last TAD task was following the 2009 Recession.

KB’s Duluth History: It includes TADs

KB Advisory Group has a history in Duluth: It includes TADs. The firm has provided various ongoing implementation services to the City since completing the Downtown Duluth Redevelopment Plan in 2013.

Overview of South Fulton TADs

In 2020, KB Advisory Group wrote the TAD Redevelopment Plan for South Fulton. Approved in 2020, it has two Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) to support economic development and real estate redevelopment efforts.

2020 City of Dalton TADs

Planning and TAD Advisory Services for the City of Dalton, GA: In 2020, KB Advisory Group helped the City of Dalton and the Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority (JDA) to assess the potential for expanding the number of Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) in that City.

Planning and TAD Advisory Services for the City of Douglasville, Georgia

KB Advisory Group Case Study on TAD Advisory Services for City of Douglasville, Georgia: An overview of Tax Allocation District (TAD) work

Two New TADS in the City of South Fulton

KB Advisory Group is proud to have assisted the City of South Fulton in creating the municipality’s first two Tax Allocation Districts (TADs).