TIF Funding Approved for German-American Cultural Center

March 15, 2023


Lincoln Square's DANK Haus German American Cultural Center will receive $1.56M in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) support for accessibility upgrades and related renovations under a measure approved by City Council today.

The improvements are part of $2.3M in planned visitor enhancements to the six-story complex, located at 4740 N. Western Ave., that has served as DANK’s headquarters since 1967.

Originally a Three Links Club lodge when it opened in 1927, the building was designed by Paul Gerhardt, architect of Lane Tech and Von Steuben high schools. The 77,000-square-foot building is home to six part-time cultural center jobs and two retail tenants

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