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Lawndale TIF cuts housing list

With City Council passage of the Ogden/Pulaski TIF last week, Lawndale activists claimed a small victory in the dramatic reduction of housing units slated for displacement — originally listed as 317 units but reduced to 13 in the final ordinance.

 But aldermen were backing off of promises for a TIF advisory council, said Valerie Leonard of the Lawndale Alliance (see last month’s Newstip).  “I don’t think we’re going to have any heightened accountability” for this TIF, she said.

 Meanwhile the first development proposal in the TIF district is set to go before the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday (pdf).

 An unnamed applicant is requesting a zoning change for a residential planned development at 4315 W. 18th Place.  “The aldermen told us with a straight face in February that there were no projects planned at that time,” Leonard said.

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