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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

Winnetka Plan Commission/Zoning Board Discuss ULI Chicago TAP Recommendations


April 14, 2014 – Winnetka Talk – Plan commission, zoning board to look at Winnetka overlay district After reviewing several recommendations regarding the village’s retail overlay district, the Winnetka Village Council passed those recommendations to their lower boards for further discussion. The Urban Land Institute’s study of Winnetka’s overlay district was first given to Winnetka’s Business Community Development Commission in November. The BCDC then brought suggestions to the Village Council at an April 8 study session. The recommendations presented by the BCDC include allowing non-retail services within the overlay district, … Read More

Winnetka Trustees Discussing Parking Issues Outlined by ULI Chicago TAPs


March 12, 2014 – Winnetka Talk – Winnetka trustee says increased parking needed for village businesses While Winnetka village staff updated trustees on the progress made in implementing the Urban Land Institute’s recommendations one trustee brought up a simple solution to help the village’s businesses. At the March 11 study session Village Manager Rob Bahan and Community Development Director Mike D’Onofrio spoke to the Village Council about regulatory review, economic development initiatives and physical improvements. Over the next several weeks, the village staff will bring several items to the council … Read More

ULI Chicago TAP Recs Take Shape in Hanover Park


February 28, 2014 – The Daily Herald – ECC, Harper College partner on Hanover Park facility Two suburban community colleges are branching out to Hanover Park with a new facility aimed at confronting unemployment.  Harper College and Elgin Community College hope to launch the Education and Work Center in an aging strip mall this summer, with classes starting in the fall. Although officials first announced the partnership last May, the village and administrators have finally reached a deal on the terms of a lease for a 10,000-square-foot space in Hanover … Read More