Goals & Objectives

Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) Plan Vision

To plan for the proper use of tax increment financing dollars in a manner that will creatively, positively, and pro-actively contribute to the economic development and redevelopment of the Tax Increment Finance Authority District of the City of Romulus.

Goal Number 1

Offer improvement projects that seek to visually enhance the City and reflect its character thereby creating an attractive, memorable environment for businesses and residents.


  • Create enhanced gateways into TIFA development areas with landscaping and entry signage
  • Install streetscape improvements along major corridors
  • Acquire land for open space and/or natural resource preservation
  • Enhance imposing physical structures such as bridges, towers, and rail lines
  • Eliminate blighted structures and obsolete structures such as abandoned buildings, utility poles, billboards, and certain residential in airport flight path
  • Accommodate opportunities for public art and creative design
  • Improve the appearance of street signs
  • Screen and enhance the perimeter of large development sites such as plants, the airport, and outdoor storage

Goal Number 2

Improve the quality and diversity of the transportation system in the City to ensure convenient and enjoyable access to the City's important destinations.


  • Conduct necessary traffic analysis to best understand level of service and capacity issues
  • Improve the condition of roads
  • Widen roads where necessary
  • Control access and driveways along major roads. Coordinate enhancements with road improvements
  • Provide sidewalks and pathways throughout the TIFA district that link sites and major destinations
  • Incorporate enhancement efforts into sidewalk system
  • Address barriers to access such as the expressway and rails roads
  • Consider and accommodate alternative modes of circulation such as transit to and through the City

Goal Number 3

Expand and improve the services and facilities offered to the residents and businesses to improve the quality of life in Romulus.


  • Upgrade and expand public safety services such as police and fire to better serve emergency needs. Improve parks and recreation opportunities
  • Advance the services and equipment of the Department of Public Works to facilitate improved maintenance
  • Update the City's water and sewer main system
  • Improve the flow and treatment of storm water drainage
  • Accommodate environmental protection, mitigation and clean-up as applicable

Goal Number 4

Initiate research, planning, and other efforts to improve understanding of resources and opportunities in the TIFA district.


  • Conduct a study of the City's utility system to understand its future and current needs and to ensure long term durability
  • Amend the zoning ordinance in a manner that promotes successful implementation of this plan
  • Prepare necessary sub-area planning documents to focus specific development strategies on certain areas
  • Consider opportunities for private/public partnerships in order to accomplish planned projects
  • Develop an image promotion and marketing plans and materials for the TIFA
  • Identify grant and other funding opportunities to assist with financing