Monthly Archives: April 2013

2013 Vision Awards Finalists Announced

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cindy McSherry, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972 Urban Land Institute Chicago Announces 2013 Vision Awards Finalists – Recognizing Visionary Developments, Programs and Young Leaders in the Land Use and Development Fields Winners will be announced at the Vision Awards event, June 5, 2013 at the Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago Chicago – (April 26, 2013) Twenty-two projects, programs, and young professionals were named as finalists in the 2013 ULI Chicago Vision Awards, the district council’s newest recognition program. Winners will be announced at the … Read More

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New Report Says Supply of Affordable Rental Housing Not Kept Pace with Demand

According to a newly released report from the Institute for Housing Studies, the supply of rental housing affordable to lower-income households in Chicago and suburban Cook County has not kept up with the growing demand. Between 2007 and 2011, the gap between the supply of and demand for such affordable rental housing in the City of Chicago increased by eight percent. In suburban Cook County, this affordability gap increased by more than 25 percent during the same period. The newest release of The State of Rental Housing examines this and … Read More

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Kelley Smith, Past Chair of ULI Chicago, Accepts Award in Recognition of her Leadership

Paul Shadle, DLA Piper LLP (US) and current Chair of ULI Chicago, presented a special recognition award to Kelley Smith, Kensington Realty Advisors, in appreciation of her service to ULI Chicago as Chair from 2010-2012. Here is an excerpt from the presentation that took place at the April 24, 2013 monthly ULI Chicago Breakfast Meeting. “I would like to thank Kelley Smith, Principal at Kensington Realty Advisors, for serving as the Chair of ULI Chicago from 2010 – 2012. Kelley, who has been a ULI member since 1996, brought her experience and … Read More

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Charles Evans, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Shares His Outlook

Over 145 people, including 30 ULI members, attended “What Lies Ahead” on April 16th to hear the outlook on the Midwest, U.S. and global economies according to Charles Evans, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  The event, presented in cooperation with ULI Chicago and the Public Affairs Committee of the Union League Club of Chicago, included a Q & A session and networking. Read more about Evans’ remarks in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal – Fed’s Evans: U.S. Economy Is ‘Definitely Improving’  

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ULI Chicago Participates on Bus Rapid Transit Steering Committee

April 2, 2013 – – Let’s face it: Bus Rapid Transit is going to expand in Chicago beyond the Jeffrey Jump. Plans are already in place for a BRT project in the Central Loop district to connect Union Station, Navy Pier and the Ogilvie Transportation Center, and BRT projects are planned for Western and Ashland Avenues. Bus Rapid Transit is the focus of the 2013 Burnham Prize competition, sponsored by the Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. “NEXT STOP – Designing Chicago BRT Stations” aims to find … Read More

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Chicago YLs Enjoy the ‘Big Easy’ During Annual YL Exchange

Early this April, a group of Young Leaders from ULI district councils stretching from Chicago to New York to Atlanta convened for the ULI Young Leaders Exchange Program in New Orleans to learn about the infrastructure growth and recent real estate developments since Hurricane Katrina. Through a busy agenda coordinated by the gracious hosts of ULI New Orleans, our entire group of Young Leaders was able to form professional and social bonds that will last a lifetime. The most interesting learning experience I took away from the event was the strategy the … Read More

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Winnetka business owners hoping for change following ULI Chicago Panel

April 2, 2013 – TribLocal Winnetka & Northfield – Winnetka business owners hoping for change Looser regulations would make serving consumers easier, they say Some Winnetka business owners say looser regulations would make it easier to serve changing consumer habits. For example, customers of D’s Haute Dogs can now wash down a hot dog with a cold beer while watching a game. But it shouldn’t have been so difficult to get the liquor license, said Jared Boyar, the restaurant’s owner. “They’re trying to preserve 1955 Winnetka,” Boyar said of village … Read More

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