Monthly Archives: February 2013

ULI Experts Address Commercial Districts in Winnetka TAP

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ULI expert panelists are in Winnetka, February 27-28, 2013, for the Winnetka Commercial Districts TAP, and will recommend targets for the Village’s commercial health; identify retail opportunities; offer recommendations for competitive regulation and partnership between the Village, retailers and owners; and, address issues outlined in the panel Scope of Work. Thank you to the following ULI experts who are volunteering their time to participate in this first of two panels taking place in Winnetka over the next few months. Panel Chair John Bucksbaum, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC Panel Members Todd Berlinghof, Hamilton Partners … Read More

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Event Recap: Sustainability Key According to Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

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It’s rare enough for anyone to tower over the Burji Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world at 2,716 feet, but for them to also look down on the world’s soon to be tallest building, the Kingdom Tower, a matter of seconds later is almost unheard of. The ULI Chicago Young Leaders group was able to accomplish this feet whilst sharing wine and cheese with two of the world’s most renowned architects, Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, at the YL Leadership Series event on February 13. Adrian and Gordon … Read More

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Roundtable Recap: ULI Chicago will continue to track Land Bank Formation

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Over 200 people attended the ULI Chicago and MPC Roundtable – Cook County Land Bank: Returning Vacant Land to Productive Use.  Discussion focused on the challenges and potential rewards that are anticipated with the emergence of the Cook County Land Bank. Before the panel discussion, ULI Chicago posed a few questions to speakers on a 1-on-1 basis to get a more specific perspective on ULI’s current and continued role in the formation of the land bank. Q & A with Scott Goldstein, Principal, Teska Associates, Inc., and Chairman of the ULI Chicago … Read More

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Cook County Land Bank Authority Names Board of Directors

Cook County Blog, 2/6/13 – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the members of the Cook County Land Bank Authority’s Board of Directors, which will oversee the work of the land bank’s efforts to return vacant properties to productive use. The board is comprised of a diverse group of professionals with expertise in a variety of fields, including housing, open space, real estate and commercial development to ensure the land bank authority can be nimble in responding to market demands. Read Full Post

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ULI Chicago Announces Winnetka TAP Series

The Village of Winnetka has commissioned ULI Chicago to conduct a series of two Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) to create a balanced, economically sustainable commercial strategy for the three business districts (Indian Hill, Elm Street and Hubbard Woods) and to plan for the successful future of the retail market. The first panel will convene February 27-28, 2013. Stay tuned for more information! Read the Winnetka TAP Scope of Work Learn about ULI Chicago’s Technical Assistance Panel Program  

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