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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

Village of Winnetka Completing ULI Panel Recommendations


ULI Chicago conducted two panels in 2013 in Winnetka addressing the Village’s commercial health, identifying retail opportunities, and outlining strategies for a stronger partnership between the Village, retailers and owners. One of the key recommendations of the panel process was to appoint an Economic Development Coordinator who could serve as a liaison for the local business community and work pro-actively to create a business-friendly environment in Winnetka. Based on this recommendation, the Village has recently hired Denise Dahl to fill this role. The Village also completed many streetscape improvements recommended in the TAP report … Read More

Panel Recommendations Taking Shape Along Devon Avenue Corridor


The Village of Lincolnwood has made significant progress in implementing some of the key recommendations from the Devon Avenue Corridor TAP completed by ULI Chicago in Fall 2013. The ULI panel emphasized the importance of creating a TIF district to finance much-needed infrastructure improvements and attract private investment along the corridor. This specific recommendation helped move the stalled TIF proposal through the approval process and, as a result, the Village Board created the Devon-Lincoln TIF District in June 2014. Review the Redevelopment Plan for the TIF District Following the TIF … Read More

ULI Chicago participates in the American Planning Association’s State Conference in Evanston, IL

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ULI Chicago was invited to present its findings regarding the redevelopment of the former Joliet prison at the Illinois State Conference of the American Planning Association held October 1-3, 2014 in Evanston. ULI Chicago Member, David Galowich, Principal, Madison Realty Group, Inc., who had served as the Chair for the ULI Chicago Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) for the Joliet prison redevelopment, participated in a presentation and panel discussion along with representatives from the City of Joliet, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), and Openlands. The Joliet prison, closed in 2002, … Read More