What is surprising is how little economic development activity in a year is subsidized by the City, or are projects like libraries and parks owned by the City. Less than 11% of all Ward 2 projects fall into those two categories. The subsidies ranged from 1% to 50%. Generally the 50% match projects are the small STAR-funded projects like Bedlam Theater and Summit Brewing's added brew tank. Schmidt Brewery (2012 permit) received a 4% subsidy.
By neighborhood, the $91.4 million breaks down as follows:
- West Side = $9.239,748, or 10.1% - largest projects were schools
- West 7th = $29,306,644, or 32.1%, largest projects were hospitals
- Summit Hill = $616,521, or 0.7%, largest project was Minn. History Center
- Railroad Island = $5,230,680, or 5.7%, largest projects were hospitals and offices
- Downtown = $47,002,976, or 51.4%, largest project was the Ordway