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.

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.

UP Zone Map

NEW BUILDING TAXABLE VALUEFULL TIME EQUIVALENT (FTE) JOBS - MINIMUM CREATED OR RETAINEDSTANDARD TERM 100% YRS 1-5; 99% YRS 6-10UP 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

For more information contact Economic Development or call 218.299.5441, toll free 877.833.6667.