Category Archives: Building Reuse Partnership

Building Reuse = Building Smarter: Why Developers Agree

Older, smaller buildings in mixed-vintage neighborhoods are outperforming newer, larger buildings in Chicago – they are launching 2X the number of jobs in new businesses, attracting innovative entrepreneurs at higher rates, and are also consuming 12% less energy. The ULI Chicago and National Trust’s recently released summary report “Building on Chicago’s Strengths: The Partnership for Building Reuse” documents how older buildings contribute to the City’s vitality and launches an Action Agenda to leverage them as a driver for neighborhood-based economic development. For developers who are looking to deliver unique spaces as part of … Read More

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From Ideas to Action: Implementing the Building Reuse Action Agenda

ULI Chicago partnered with the National Trust to promote reuse of Chicago’s older building stock by identifying significant barriers and proposing solutions to help overcome them. The Partnership’s Action Agenda, launched on May 16th, is the result of a year-long stakeholder engagement process supported by extensive data analysis to highlight the strength of Chicago’s existing urban fabric. ULI Chicago will continue to harness the knowledge and enthusiasm of its members and community stakeholders, and work in close collaboration with the City of Chicago to implement the Building Reuse Action Agenda over … Read More

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ULI Chicago in Partnership with National Trust Presents Recommendations and Action Agenda to Promote Building Reuse

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Cynthia McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972, chicago@uli.org or Andy Grabel, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 202-588-6025, agrabel@savingplaces.org. Urban Land Institute (ULI) Chicago in Partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation Presents Recommendations and Action Agenda to Promote Building Reuse in Chicago CHICAGO (May 16, 2016) — ULI Chicago and the National Trust for Historic Preservation released recommendations and an action agenda today to encourage market-driven reuse of vacant and under-utilized buildings in Chicago. According to the summary report, Chicago’s older, smaller buildings … Read More

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Focus on Reuse: How older, smaller buildings can be better for neighborhoods

In partnership with the National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab, ULI Chicago’s Building Reuse Initiative is working to make it easier to reuse older, under-utilized buildings in the City to create environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable neighborhoods. A summary report to be released next week, demonstrates strong support from local stakeholders including industry experts, City staff, and community residents for the significant role that Chicago’s rich architectural heritage and older buildings play in defining neighborhood character and urban vitality. Video Clip:  Preservation vs. Building Reuse   Recent research by the Preservation … Read More

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ULI Chicago in 2015: Removing Barriers, Building Partnerships, Engaging Community

ULI Chicago is advancing its mission of creating healthy, sustainable communities with the generous time of our members, and with the support and commitment of our sponsors.  Here are some of the 2015 highlights… BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS ULI Chicago is partnering with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to make it easier to reuse older buildings that are an essential component of the rich and diverse urban fabric of Chicago. Engaging industry and community leaders from around the City has provided the Partnership with a strong understanding of the most significant … Read More

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ULI Experts Continue Work on Building Reuse Initiative in Chicago

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ULI Chicago and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are continuing to move ahead in their partnership to promote building reuse in Chicago. The second stakeholder convening for this project, held on October 1, brought together approximately 50 industry experts from a variety of backgrounds including developers, architects, planners, non-profit organizations, and public sector representatives. This diverse and experienced group worked together to develop potential solutions to the most significant barriers to building reuse identified during the June stakeholder convening. Commissioner David Reifman from the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development participated … Read More

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ULI Chicago Launches Building Reuse Partnership w/National Trust for Historic Preservation

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ULI Chicago and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as a part of their partnership to promote building reuse in Chicago, organized an initial stakeholder convening in mid-June in Chicago.  Approximately 50 industry experts from a variety of backgrounds including developers, architects, planners, and public sector representatives participated in the meeting and helped identify the most significant barriers to building reuse under four broad categories including technical/design; regulatory; market; and, financial. The National Trust started the discussion with a presentation on key findings from similar work in other cities, and an initial spatial … Read More

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National Trust for Historic Preservation and Urban Land Institute Partner to Promote Building Reuse

NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION PRESS RELEASE (November 28, 2012) – The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced a new research partnership designed to advance the preservation and reuse of older and historic buildings in major U.S. cities. Focusing initially on the City of Los Angeles, the two organizations will identify the most common obstacles to building reuse and develop a set of solutions for how to overcome them. The research will be led by the National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab, a sustainability think … Read More

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