The construction of multi-sport athletic fields at a pair of Chicago high schools would be funded with Tax Increment Financing (TIF) under proposals introduced to City Council today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
In the Irving Park community, a combination soccer and baseball field would be constructed at Schurz High School through $2.7 million in TIF assistance. Planned for the school campus at 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave., the project would include the installation of artificial turf, landscaping, fencing, and new walkways for students and community residents.
On the Near West Side, a multi-purpose field would be constructed at Whitney Young Magnet High School with $4.3 million in TIF assistance. Planned for the school campus at 211 S. Laflin St., the project would include the installation of artificial turf, fencing, gates, and seating for use by students and area residents.
TIF would reimburse Chicago Public Schools for the entire cost of both projects. Construction is expected to be completed this year.
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