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Wilson Yard TIF

Designation: 2001    Expiration: 2025

Covering 144 acres and characterized at the time of its designation by older multi-family residential buildings, aging commercial properties and a large parcel of vacant land, the Wilson Yard TIF was created to foster comprehensive improvements within the heart of the Uptown community. The district is intended to help preserve existing buildings for continued residential and commercial uses, to facilitate the assembly and preparation of land for new development, and to retain the area's economic and social diversity. A main priority is the mixed-use redevelopment of Wilson Yard near Broadway and Montrose Avenue, where an elevated CTA rail yard and train repair facility stood until being destroyed by fire in 1996. Funds are also targeted to support eligible costs involving new construction, public works improvements, relocation costs and certain interest expenses. Job training and day care are also supported by the TIF.


Redevelopment Plan (PDF)
Redevelopment Plan Amendment #1 (PDF)
Redevelopment Plan Amendment #2 (PDF)
Designation Ordinance (PDF)
Annual Report (PDF)
10-Year Status Report (PDF)
Projection Report (Data Portal)


Wilson Yard TIF district, roughly bounded on the north by Lawrence Avenue, Montrose Avenue on the south, Clarendon Avenue on the east, and Magnolia Avenue on the west.


Mercy Preservation Housing

Harold Washington Apartments

Truman College

 Wilson Yard

 Wilson Yard Senior Apartments


Clifton-Magnolia Apartments


Hazel-Winthrop Apartments