Monthly Archives: August 2014

Steps Continue to Include Pullman in National Park System

IHPA to host meeting to discuss possible options for including Pullman neighborhood in National Park System The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, along with the National Park Service, will host a public meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014 about the possibility of making the Pullman neighborhood part of the National Park system.  The purpose of the meeting is to give concerned citizens and organizations an opportunity to provide input and learn more about the efforts to make Pullman the next unit of the National Park Service.  Read more Read more about … Read More

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Chicago’s Real Estate Leaders Enjoy a Beautiful Evening

On August 7th, leaders of Chicago’s commercial real estate industry gathered on the 6th floor rooftop garden at 540 West Madison to enjoy a beautiful summer evening and conduct some casual networking with friends and colleagues. Hot topics of conversation for the evening included the new Lucas Arts Museum, the potential Obama Library location, and the likelihood of Chicago’s Fulton Market becoming an Historic District. Over 300 attendees, including ULI members and industry leaders, joined in the festivities, conversation and deal-making at this SOLD OUT event. As the crowd mixed and mingled, there … Read More

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National Foreclosure Settlement to Help Move Pullman Neighborhood Forward

August 5, 2014 – Curbed Chicago – City and State to Rehab 35 Buildings in Historic Pullman District Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have announced today that the state will earmark $1.5 million to help rehab 35 buildings in the historic Pullman neighborhood on the far South Side. Founded in the 1880s by industrialist George Pullman, the neighborhood was once the home to the Pullman Palace Car Company, and was one of the midwest’s most important factory towns. Today, many of the historic buildings still remain, … Read More

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ULI Chicago Participates in Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) Workshop

The City of Chicago organized a workshop on July 30 for over a hundred leaders of Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations in the City to provide them with resources and strategies for strengthening and supporting their local business districts. ULI Chicago was invited to participate in the workshop to highlight its role as a potential partner and resource. ULI Chicago Members, Jim Kaplan, Managing Principal, James Kaplan Companies LLC, and Matt Otto, Division Manager, Apex Companies LLC made a presentation regarding ULI Chicago’s Technical Assistance Panels that have helped … Read More

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