Save the dates. 

River Forest has set the dates for review and public hearings on the proposed North Avenue Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, which would stretch from Harlem Avenue to Thatcher Avenue, along the northern border of town, adjoining Elmwood Park. A 2010 Corridor Plan found that 35,000 cars travel the proposed TIF route daily, making North Avenue the most heavily trafficked corridor in River Forest. 

Anyone can see the TIF plan, eligibility report, redevelopment project area and housing impact study the village clerk’s office during business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at River Forest Village Hall, 400 Park Ave. Information is also online at   

The joint review board meeting is set for 6 p.m. on May 31. There will also be a public hearing at 7 p.m. on July 9. Both meetings will take place at River Forest Village Hall, and all are invited to attend. At the hearing, residents can file written comments with the village clerk and may get the opportunity to speak.  

Nona Tepper

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