73rd/University TIF

Designation: 2006    Expiration: 2030

The central purpose of the 73rd/University TIF district is to restore the physical and economic conditions of the once thriving Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood by improving and replacing substandard buildings and other blighting influences within its borders. Primarily residential with commercial uses clustered along South Chicago Avenue and mixed-use and institutional uses scattered throughout the area, the 135-acre TIF was designed to provide site assembly assistance for new development projects while improving pedestrian access to local businesses and the Gary Comer Youth Center. Improvements are intended to foster continued private investment in new development and rehabilitation projects through the community.


Redevelopment Plan (PDF)
Designation Ordinance (PDF)
Annual Report (PDF)
Projection Report (Data Portal)



73rd/University TIF district, roughly bounded on the north by 68th Street, 75th Street on the south, the METRA Electric railroad tracks on the east, and Norfolk Southern/Amtrak railroad tracks on the west. 


Comer Youth Garden

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