The ULI Chicago Technical Assistance Panel provides a multi-disciplinary team approach to address a specific land-use or development challenge.


Moving your Project Forward

ULI Chicago’s signature Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) provides comprehensive and strategic advice in response to a specific land use or development assignment.

  • Two-day commitment with extensive research and in-depth analysis
  • 10-12 member expert panel
  • Confidential stakeholder interviews
  • Public Presentation

Deliverable: Full-color, printed report that assembles practical, implementable recommendations to the sponsor and the local community.

Browse sample reports in the ULI Chicago TAP Report Library

Benchmarking Success

The Technical Assistance Panel process includes a 1, 6, and 12 month followup with sponsoring organizations to discuss progress, challenges or changes that have occurred in the original scope of work for each panel assignment. This is an important component of the process that allows for further assistance and guidance as communities work towards implementing recommendations from the ULI Chicago panel report.

Need More Information?
Contact ULI Chicago at 773-549-4972.

Latest Panel Updates

Panel Recommendations Taking Shape Following Woodstock TAP


ULI Chicago’s TAP recommendations are guiding the City of Woodstock as it moves forward with rehabilitating the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House in its historic Square. One of the key recommendations of the Woodstock TAP was to form an Advisory Board that could lead the charge, and build broad support at the community and regional level for these historic structures. Based on this recommendation, the City has formed the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House Advisory Commission, which is now actively working to advance the rehabilitation process, including identifying potential funding … Read More

ULI Panel Members Highlight COD Workshop Recs at West Suburban Chamber


ULI Chicago, in partnership with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WSCII), convened a “Development Dialogue” for WSCII member communities in Countryside, IL on January 21, 2016. Municipal leaders from Brookfield, Countryside, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, La Grange, La Grange Park, McCook, Western Springs and Willow Springs were in attendance. ULI Chicago panelists, Matt Milich, Vice President, Pearlmark, Matthew Otto, Division Manager, Apex Companies LLC, and Jerry Szatan, Principal, Szatan & Associates presented the findings from the ULI Chicago Technical … Read More

ULI Chicago Report Recommends Cargo-Oriented Redevelopment Opportunities for Willow Springs


ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Cynthia McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972, ULI Chicago Report Recommends Cargo-Oriented Redevelopment Opportunities for Willow Springs CHICAGO (January 26, 2016) —The Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI Chicago) has released a report outlining opportunities for cargo-oriented development for undeveloped sites along a narrow corridor situated along the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and the Illinois & Michigan (I&M) Canal in Willow Springs, IL. The report is based on a one-day, technical assistance workshop convened by ULI … Read More