TIF Funding Approved for School Improvement Projects

September 13, 2023

Department of Planning and Development    312.744.9267

Improvement projects at four Chicago Public Schools (CPS) facilities will be supported with more than $7.4 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance approved by City Council today. 

  • Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice, at 3120 S. Kostner Ave. in South Lawndale, will receive $4 million from the Little Village Industrial TIF district for a new soccer field, running track, lighting, and drainage. CPS will pay for the remainder of the $8 million project, which will also serve Infinity Math, Science and Technology High School, Multicultural Arts High School, and World Language Academy High School. 
  • Roald Amundsen High School, at 5110 N. Damen Ave. in Lincoln Square, will receive $1.25 million from the Western Avenue North TIF district to update building energy systems. TIF will pay the cost of the entire project. 
  • Mark Skinner Elementary School, at 225 S. Aberdeen St. on the Near West Side, will receive $1.26 million from the Central West TIF district for a full roof replacement and associated masonry repairs. TIF will pay the cost of the entire project. 
  • Uplift Community High School, at 900 W. Wilson Ave. in Uptown, will receive $910,000 from the Wilson Yard TIF district for central plaza upgrades. TIF will pay the cost of the entire project. 

Chicago’s TIF program allocates property tax growth within designated TIF districts for public improvement projects, affordable housing, economic development, and other local goals. 


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