A Public Improvement District is a defined geographical area established to provide specific types of improvements or maintenance which are financed by assessments against the property owners within the area. PID’s provide a development tool that allocates costs according to the benefits received. A PID can provide a means to fund supplemental services and improvements to meet community needs which could not otherwise be constructed or provided. Chapter 372 of the Texas Local Government Code authorizes the creation of PIDs by cities.
The City of Harlingen can assist developers wishing to create a public improvement district for qualified development projects.