ATLANTA -- The Memphis city council is considering a plan to set up tax increment financing districts as part of a push to revitalize the city's downtown area.

The council's housing committee recently passed a resolution urging creation of the districts, Edward J. Cross, special projects coordinator with the Memphis department of economic development, said yesterday. Cross said he expects the committee's resolution to be approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the city council, set for Sept. 13.

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