Monthly Archives: December 2013

ULI Chicago’s Winnetka TAP Report Highlighted as Retail Solution

ULI Helps Plan Retail for Winnetka December 26, 2013 – – Many affluent suburbs attract new residents due to the charm of their upscale retail districts. Giant suburban malls have lost some of their appeal, and increasingly shoppers look for the type of smaller-scale outlets and walkable downtowns provided by towns like suburban Lake Forest and Oak Park. Still, the rise of e-commerce threatens many of these spaces as more consumers opt for the convenience of the internet. But the Urban Land Institute has decided to offer assistance to towns … Read More

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ULI Chicago Panel of Experts Issue Report Recommendations for Redevelopment of Winnetka Commercial Districts

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Cynthia McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972, CHICAGO (December 19, 2013) – The Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI Chicago) has released a report outlining short-term and longer-term strategies for reviving three distinct commercial districts in Winnetka: Indian Hill, East/West Elm, and Hubbard Woods. The report also recommends potential uses for key redevelopment sites within the commercial districts. ULI expert panelists convened in two separate meetings in February and June of this year to address the Village’s … Read More

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In Memoriam: Matthew Bucksbaum, Real Estate Icon and ULI Leader

Urban Land Institute leader Matthew Bucksbaum, co-founder of General Growth Properties, died November 24, 2013, of respiratory failure at age 87. A ULI Foundation Governor, Mr. Bucksbaum’s generous support for the Institute included an endowment in 2001 from the Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation made in conjunction with the Martin Bucksbaum Family Foundation to support a ULI senior resident fellow for retail and entertainment. Through the endowment, the Bucksbaum Family sought to enhance ULI’s ability to conduct research and education efforts involving retail and urban entertainment, including best practices … Read More

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Public Presentation for Aurora Housing TAP receives positive community response

Members of the ULI Chicago Aurora Housing TAP gave a public presentation of panel recommendations on November 20, 2013.  Approximately 35-40 people were present and heard remarks from Mayor Tom Weisner, City of Aurora, and Keith Gregory, Executive Director of the Aurora Housing Authority, followed by the panel presentation and a question and answer period.  The panel report will be available soon.  Review the panel Scope of Work Review news coverage of the panel presentation: November 20, 2013 – The Beacon-News – Real estate experts to present plans for Jericho site Read Full Article … Read More

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