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Nearly $20M Proposed for Improvements to Chicago's Parks, Including Camp Sites at Big Marsh

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proposed nearly $20 million in Chicago Park District improvement projects, the majority of which would be paid for with Tax Increment Financing (TIF) dollars. (Riis Park, Ridge Park, Peter Fosco Park, Hermosa Park, Theodore Roosevelt Park, John Clark Park, John Donovan Park) (5200 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL)
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About the Community Area Place type

Austin is one of 77 community area Places in our database. View all other community area Places.

Austin spans 1 county:
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Austin dimensions
  • The area of Austin is 7.15 square miles / 4,574.25 acres
  • The perimeter length of Austin is 14.3 miles / 75,226.5 feet

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Sources

Community Area map source: City of Chicago

The zoning map colorway comes from Second City Zoning.

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