NORTH CENTER — Revere Park’s field house is getting a makeover.
Ald. Matt Martin (47th) has agreed to the Chicago Park District’s request for $1.5 million in TIF funds to improve the facilities at 2509 W. Irving Park Road. The field house, designed by Clarence Hatzfeld and first dedicated in 1931, is in need of infrastructure improvements as well as accessible features for people with disabilities.
The improvements are expected to begin in the spring and should take about 12 months to complete according to Luis Hernandez, a park district spokesperson.
Planned improvements include concrete and masonry work and improved stairs and ramps among other issues.
The overhaul has been a long time coming. Former Ald. Ameya Pawar began looking at how the park fund upgrades through TIF funds back in 2016.
Since last year, improvements like repairing the roof and windows and making the building compliant with the American Disabilities Act have already been underway.
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