Scoring Matrix


If you have any questions about this application at any stage please contact zoning@bentonil.gov

This Guideline Point System will be used by City employees in negotiating a development agreement for a specific project. It will also allow citizens to look at the decision-making process transparently.

With this system, a project that has a very high ranking could receive a greater share of the TIF that it creates, could receive more generous terms on any TIF District funds that are loaned to the developer, etc. The purpose is not to establish a straightjacket.

It was the opinion of the Ad Hoc Committee that a simple ranking of priorities is probably more useful than one that attempts to be accurate to the 5th decimal using a point system. With this in mind, the following outlines the four categories for which a project is scored: 

Economic Impact
Exterior Improvements
  • New/Restored Façade or Structural Improvements - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • ADA Accessibility - Scoring Weight: 50%
  • Awnings or Signage - Scoring Weight: 20%
  • Windows/Doors - Scoring Weight: 20%
  • Painting - Scoring Weight: 10%
How many new jobs will be created as a result of the investment?
  • 0 - 1 FTE - Scoring Weight: 0%
  • 2 - 3 FTE - Scoring Weight: 25%
  • 4 - 5 FTE - Scoring Weight: 50%
  • 6+ FTE - Scoring Weight: 100%
Interior Improvements
  • Plumbing/Electrical/HVAC - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • Floor Plan Restoration & Buildout - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • Flooring - Scoring Weight: 10%
How many existing competitors are there
  • to this business within the city limits?
  • No Competitors - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • 1-3 Competitors - Scoring Weight: 50%
  • 4+ Competitors - Scoring Weight: 0%
Is the applicant subject to the payment of property tax
  • Yes - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • No - Scoring Weight: 0%
 
Fiscal Impact
How much new or additional annual sales tax revenue could be collected as a result of
this project? Please Submit a business plan showing projected revenue and/or reports
from other owned or operated establishments.
  • Answer Option (<$5k) - Scoring Weight: 0%
  • Answer Option ($5k - $20k) - Scoring Weight: 25%
  • Answer Option ($21k - $50k) - Scoring Weight: 50%
  • Answer Option ($50k+) - Scoring Weight: 100%
Total investment % pledged from the developer's private funding sources
  • Answer Option (65%) - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • Answer Option (51% - 65%) - Scoring Weight: 50%
  • Answer Option (<50%) - Scoring Weight: 0%
Total investment dollars invested by the developer
  • Answer Option ($100k +) - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • Answer Option ($50k - $99k) - Scoring Weight: 70%
  • Answer Option ($25k - $50k) - Scoring Weight: 40%
  • Answer Option (<$25k) - Scoring Weight: 10%
 
Risk Safety Scoring
What is the anticipated return on investment of the proposed TIF subsidy
amount compared to the projected annual property tax increment and sales tax
generation?
  • Answer Option (0 - 3 years) - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • Answer Option (4 - 5 years) - Scoring Weight: 50%
  • Answer Option (6 - 7 years) - Scoring Weight: 35%
  • Answer Option (8 - 9 years) - Scoring Weight: 20%
  • Answer Option (10+ years) - Scoring Weight: 0%
 
Social Impact
Will this proposed project offer more retail or restaurant opportunities on night and
weekends?
  • Answer Option (Yes or N/A) - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • Answer Option (No) - Scoring Weight: 0%
Is this business locally owned or operated by someone within the 62812 zip code?
  • Answer Option (Yes) - Scoring Weight: 100%
  • Answer Option (No) - Scoring Weight: 0%

These scores are weighted within each section and then each section is weighted againts the total score. Some questions are able to add additional weighted scoring from being able to address multiple options or factors. 




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