Assistance varies based upon the type of land use and type of riverfront structure.
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The highest level of assistance is provided to industrial landowners for development of riverbank structures (short steel pilings that retain a sloped riverbank planted with native vegetation).
To restore the structural integrity of riverwall systems, enhance their appearance and environmental quality, and promote public health and safety.
Qualifications and Restrictions
Only landowners can submit applications. Projects must be located along the Chicago River or Sanitary and Ship Canal and must be located in a TIF district. Assistance will be provided in a lump sum at project completion, except for a reserve to assure the successful establishment of required landscaping.