Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cook County Land Bank Hires Executive Director

January 30, 2014 – Chicago Tribune – Cook County Land Bank Authority hires first executive director The Cook County Land Bank Authority on Thursday approved the hiring of Chicago banking executive Brian White as its first executive director.  Read Full Article Read the ULI Chicago Cook County Land Bank TAP Report Read more about the ULI Chicago Cook County Land Bank TAP process

Posted in Cook County Land Bank TAP, Technical Assistance Panels, Technical Assistance Services | Leave a comment

ULI Chicago TAP may prompt several procedural changes in Winnetka

January 26, 2014 – TribLocal  Winnetka & Northfield – Winnetka may revamp liquor license process Spurred on by dining-out trends, Winnetka officials may revamp their process for issuing and renewing restaurant liquor licenses.  Officials also are considering a slew of changes in other key areas as the result of an in-depth study done for the village by the Urban Land Institute. The mission of the non-profit Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities.  Read Full Article Read … Read More

Posted in Technical Assistance Panels, Technical Assistance Services, Winnetka TAPs | Leave a comment

Gabe Klein, former CDOT Commissioner, Named Senior Visiting Fellow for ULI

Innovative “Game Changer” Strives to Make Cities Less Car-Centric, More Bikeable and Walkable For more information, contact: Trisha Riggs at 202-624-7086 ULI PRESS RELEASE – WASHINGTON (January 23, 2014) – Gabe Klein, the former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. who is known for making cities less car-centric and more people-friendly, has been named a senior visiting fellow for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). ULI, with more than 30,000 members worldwide, is a nonprofit education and research institute dedicated to responsible land use and the creation … Read More

Posted in Resources, Sustainability | Leave a comment

Young Leaders Get Insider View of Motorola Mobility Deal

The offices of Google’s Motorola Mobility at the Merchandise Mart were the focus of a talk by Myron Maurer, COO of Merchandise Mart Properties Inc, at an event hosted by the ULI Chicago Young Leaders. The case study highlighted the history of the Merchandise Mart and the restacking and tenant improvements that will bring Google’s Motorola Mobility to the Mart later this year. Attendees learned of the Mart’s storied history and stable legacy. With only three owners since its 1931 opening, the Mart’s tenants have ranged from the U.S. Army … Read More

Posted in Event Re-cap, Events, Members-Only, Young Leaders | Leave a comment

Hanover Park Working to Right-Size Retail

January 10, 2014 – Daily Herald – How Hanover Park plans to revive Barrington Road shopping center More than two years after buying an aging strip mall for $2.8 million, Hanover Park officials are ramping up their efforts to turn the property over to the private sector. Trustees on Thursday directed village planners to seek developers’ formal proposals to revive the Hanover Square Shopping Center on Barrington Road. The goal is to sell the mall to a developer whose vision ties in with Hanover Park’s long-term plans for a nearby … Read More

Posted in Hanover Park TAP, Technical Assistance Panels, Technical Assistance Services | Leave a comment

ULI Releases New Case Studies on Two Chicago Projects

ULI Case Studies showcase innovative approaches and best practices in real estate and urban development.  Each case study provides detailed information about the ideas, plans, process, performance, and lessons learned for an exemplary development project.  Two new studies were released highlighting developments in Chicago. Harper Court, a mixed-use project including office, retail, hotel, and parking uses located on a 3.18-acre site in Hyde Park.  Read more or download case study     Sullivan Center, a renovation and repositioning of a historic department store complex made up of nine buildings on a … Read More

Posted in News From Chicago, Resources | Leave a comment