WEST ROGERS PARK — The first phase of the $15 million, years-long Devon Avenue streetscape project should wrap up at the end of the week, said Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th).
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the revamped stretch of Devon between Sacramento and California avenues is planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at Devon and Richmond avenues.
The $15 million project, funded mostly by Tax Increment Financing cash, will take years to complete.
The project aims to widen sidewalks and add artwork and trees along the street loaded with Indian restaurants, ethnic grocery stores and a dense population of Jewish residents.
The city said $13.3 million of funding for the project will come from the area's TIF district, while the remaining $1.7 million will come from a grant from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program.
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