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Industrial property homeowners in Chicago brace for greater assessments below Prepare dinner County Tax Assessor Fritz Kaegi

Prepare dinner County Tax Assessor Fritz Kaegi (Picture through Alex Nitkin, iStock/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Actual Deal)

Industrial property homeowners in Prepare dinner County, which incorporates Chicago, might see a 75 % hike on their assessments, roughly thrice the rise for owners, in keeping with preliminary figures.

Citywide assessments would rise by a median of fifty % on account of Prepare dinner County Tax Assessor Fritz Kaegi’s first triennial reassessment, in keeping with an evaluation by property tax appeals agency O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes reported by Crain’s.

“The shift from residential to industrial demonstrates the 2018 under-assessment of enormous industrial properties in downtown Chicago and elsewhere throughout the (Joe) Berrios administration,” Assessor’s Workplace Spokesman Scott Smith advised Crain’s, citing assessments by Kaegi’s predecessor.

Kaegi has lengthy stated that industrial properties have traditionally been under-assessed, thereby shifting the tax burden onto owners. Whereas impartial analyses assist that declare, the enterprise group has pushed again in opposition to the will increase, saying they’ll’t afford a dramatic hike throughout the pandemic.

The reassessments come two weeks after first-half property tax payments have been mailed. Full-year, second-half tax payments due later this yr gained’t go up as a lot because the assessments and can drop in some circumstances. Will increase on particular person properties will rely on the worth of the property relative to property values citywide.

The typical evaluation on industrial property shall be 76.87 %, taxes on rental residences will rise by 73 % and single-family residential properties by 25.6 %.

Common residential hikes fluctuate from 14 % in Hyde Park Township to only below 36 % in West Chicago Township.

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The assessments gained’t be ultimate till they’ve been reviewed by a 3 member panel referred to as the Board of Evaluation, which beforehand overturned lots of Kaegi’s reassessments within the suburbs, in keeping with Crain’s.

Some industrial properties will see a rise over 121 %, the most important enhance for any property kind, on account of a rise in land values in gentrifying neighborhoods close to the town’s downtown.

[Crain’s] – Harrison Connery


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