Chinatown Basin TIF

Designation: 1986    Expiration: 2010

The Chinatown Basin TIF was created to assist the residential and commercial expansion of Chinatown onto former railroad property immediately north of the neighborhood. Funds from the 30-acre TIF provided resources to assemble the land and establish a system of roadways to support new development consisting of low-rise commercial properties, residential townhomes, and mixed-use buildings. Located within portions of the Near South Side and the Armour Square communities, the TIF is also intended to fund infrastructure improvements and neighborhood amenities that promote private investment.


Redevelopment Plan (PDF)
Redevelopment Plan Amendment #1 (PDF)
Designation Ordinance (PDF)
Annual Report (PDF)




Chinatown Basin TIF district, expired in 2010, was roughly bounded on the north by 18th Street, Archer Avenue and Cermak Road on the south, Wentworth Avenue on the east, and Stewart Avenue on the west.


Jade Garden

Chinatown Square Project

Supporting Information Facts