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"Who's paying the tax bill?" Presentations: Oct 10-11

by Missy Luick
Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016



Contact: Russ Soyring, City of Traverse City, Planning Director, (231) 922-4465

“Who’s paying the tax bill?”

Presentations by Joe Minicozzi held October 10 and 11 in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY- The City of Traverse City has hired Joe Minicozzi to study the economic productivity of all the parcels in Grand Traverse County and Traverse City.  He will be presenting his findings at upcoming several presentations titled, “Who’s paying the tax bill? Let’s do the math.” You’ll learn who are the really “big hitters” in terms of generating tax revenues. His work will help us understand the economic potency of a well-designed community.

Joe Minicozzi is a sought-after lecturer on community development issues. He is noted for his multidisciplinary expertise with town planning in the public and private sector, as well as his ingenuity with real estate finance, prompted by the development of his award-winning analytical tools that that have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and other national publications. His work is pioneering a paradigm shift on the way government officials view developments and town planning.

Two presentations for the public have been scheduled with ample time for questions and answers.   Our tax base is the primary source for revenues for the many community services offered in Traverse City and Grand Traverse County.  Mr. Minicozzi will help us understand the development patterns that will help us sustain and enhance those public services that make living here remarkable. Presentations to be held on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the State Theater and Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Lars Hockstad Auditorium at Central Grade School.

This study has been sponsored by the City of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Traverse City Downtown Development Authority, National Association of Realtors and Traverse Area Association of Realtors. 

For more information, please contact Planning Director, Russ Soyring at (231) 922-4465.


The City of Traverse City is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Traverse City was incorporated in 1891 as a Village and in 1895 as a City. It encompasses 8.09 square miles and has a population of 14,674 (2010 Census).