A property tax break to help build a new road through a retail shopping development faces crucial votes in Dickson and Charlotte tonight. Both the Dickson City Council and Dickson County Commission are scheduled to vote on a tax increment financing plan, or TIF, for the proposed Crossings at Dickson retail development between Highway 46 and Beasley Drive. The developers of the shopping center are seeking the TIF to pay for a road that would connect the two roads and traffic signals at either end. Under a TIF, the property tax on the land on which the road would be built would be frozen at its current level, meaning the city and county would continue to receive the approximately $40,000 they get now. The difference in what the property taxes would be once the new development is built would be paid to the Dickson County Industrial Development Board and then be used to pay the loan for the road construction over 6-8 years. Once the new road is paid off, the county and city would receive the full tax assessment. Baker Storey McDonald Properties and local attorney Eric Thornton are planning to build a 110,000-square-foot commercial center that they say could generate up to $800,000 in annual sales taxes and create 250-300 new jobs. While the developers have not identified any of the stores being targeted for The Crossings, a promotional flier online lists proposed locations for Petco, Shoe Carnival, Marshalls and Ross among the eight stores and three possible outbuildings. The Dickson County Commission votes on the TIF proposal at its regular meeting tonight. The plan passed 11-1 in a preliminary vote at the commission’s Sept. 3 work session. The Dickson City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to specifically vote on the TIF proposal. The special session follows the Finance and Management Committee meeting scheduled for 6 pm at Dickson City Hall.