Monthly Archives: April 2014

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

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Quality of Infrastructure is a Top Deal Maker or Breaker Says 2014 ULI Infrastructure Report

ULI PRESS RELEASE VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (April 9, 2014) – The quality of infrastructure systems—including transportation, utilities, and telecommunications—is the most important factor influencing real estate investment and development decisions in cities around the world, according to a survey of public sector and private sector leaders conducted by the Urban Land Institute and EY.  The findings are included in the Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City report, released this week at ULI’s 2014 Spring Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read Full Release

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Longtime ULI Member, Marshall Bennett, Profiled in Media

Marshall Bennett has been a member of ULI since 1962 and is a past recipient of the ULI Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Chicago Sun-Times recently profiled his long and illustrious real estate career. April 11, 2014 – Chicago Sun-Times – The Sitdown: Marshall Bennett, 92, has quietly redesigned the area landscape during his lifetime Read Full Article and View Video Excerpt  

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ULI Spring Meeting Catch Up

Day Two of the ULI Spring Meeting opened with the release of Building for Wellness:  The Business Case.  The report, prepared as part of ULI’s Building Healthy Places initiative, examines the investment payback on incorporating amenities that promote health and wellness, how developers have pursued this objective, and the resulting market response.  The report profiles 13 completed projects from around the world,  each representing one of three development strategies – renovation / redevelopment, new construction and master-planned communities.  Read ULI Press Release  A full complement of Concurrent Sessions took place throughout the … Read More

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ULI Spring Meeting Kicks Off in Vancouver

More than 3,000 real estate leaders (including over 150 from Chicago) will meet in Vancouver over the next three days for the ULI Spring Meeting.  The Opening General Session this afternoon spotlighted The Honorable Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver.  The day continued with city tours, committee and council meetings and will conclude with a keynote panel discussion on Global Capital Flows and numerous networking opportunities throughout the evening.  To catch all the action begin monitoring the #ULISpring14 hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and Google+.  The Vancouver Sun Welcomes ULI  … Read More

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2014 Vision Awards Finalists Announced

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more Information, contact: Cindy McSherry, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972 ULI Chicago Announces 2014 Vision Awards Finalists – Recognizing Visionary Developments, Programs and Young Leaders in the Land Use and Development Fields CHICAGO (April 3, 2014) – Twenty-six projects, programs, and young professionals were named as finalists in the 2014 ULI Chicago Vision Awards, the district council’s unique recognition program. Winners will be announced at the 2014 Vision Awards, June 4, 2014, 6 – 9pm, Redmoon Theater, 600 W. Cermak, Chicago, IL. ”We have a diverse … Read More

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ULI Chicago Work Highlighted in ULI 2013 Annual Report

At ULI, it is not just the buildings, neighborhoods, and cities we develop that inspire us, it is the people and the lives they create in these places every day.  The Annual Report reviews work over the past financial year, but, more important, recognizes the impact ULI members have made on their communities.  The 2013 Annual Report is informative and enlightening. While the report is a 12-month snapshot in ULI’s history, our work continues on many of the land use issues it highlights.   Check out the ULI Chicago Cook County … Read More

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