Monthly Archives: September 2014

ULI Announces 2014-15 Jeffrey Kahan Fellows

The ULI Foundation and ULI Chicago are pleased to announce the 2014-15 ULI Jeffrey Kahan Fellows, Molly Ekerdt, Project Manager, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. and Collin McKenna, Director of Acquisitions, Golub & Company LLC. Molly, a product of a J.C. Nichols-planned and developed neighborhood in Kansas City, has been a Project Manager at Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc. since 2011.  She has managed over $58 million in affordable housing investment and development in the City of Chicago resulting in the construction or preservation of 190 units of housing, with an emphasis on sustainability … Read More

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Interest High in Urban Data and its Implications for Real Estate Development

ULI Chicago had an incredible turnout for its monthly breakfast meeting, September 18, at the Union League Club of Chicago with over 300 participants.  “Chicago’s Emerging Neighborhoods: How to find them, How to track them, How to develop in them” focused on the City of Chicago’s Data Portal, which provides detailed information on a particular neighborhood’s demographics, including data on transportation, public safety, building, and other statistics.  The breakfast meeting was appropriately moderated by Terri Haymaker, Director of Planning, Public Building Commission of Chicago and included three panelists who were able to provide … Read More

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Young Leaders Get Insider View of New City Development from ULI Governor, John Bucksbaum

On Tuesday, September 9th, over 100 Young Leaders gathered for an overview of one of Chicago’s largest urban developments, New City. The ULI Foundation hosted the presentation which highlighted the history of the project, as well as details regarding several obstacles the development team overcame to bring New City to its current composition. John Bucksbaum gave a summary of the New City development while sharing his own personal experiences with the project. John touched on his history in the regional mall business at General Growth Properties and how those experiences shaped … Read More

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Argyle Neighborhood Expected to Get Shared Street

September 5, 2014 – DNAinfo Chicago – Are You Ready to Share Argyle Street with Bikes, Pedestrians, Cars, Trees? UPTOWN — After more than a year of planning and community meetings, officials said they’ve finalized the design of the upcoming Argyle Streetscape.  The office of Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) has released a rendering of the streetscape plan, which features Chicago’s first “shared street,” a street design more common in Europe that blurs the line between street and sidewalk by raising the street and cutting curbs while slowing traffic and creating … Read More

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ULI Participates in Regional Forum to Preserve Vitality of Great Lakes

ULI District Councils in the Great Lakes Region convened in Chicago on September 3-4, 2014 to start a joint regional effort to protect and leverage one of our greatest shared assets – the Great Lakes.  ULI Toronto, ULI Minnesota, ULI Michigan, ULI Indiana, and ULI Chicago participated in this regional meeting. The Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River basin, extending from Duluth in Minnesota to Quebec in Canada, contain 84% of North America’s fresh water, only 1% of which is renewable. This significant natural resource remains very vulnerable to the … Read More

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