Monthly Archives: September 2015

Vision Awards Spotlight: Indian Boundary Park Nature Play Center – A New Take on an Old Classic

Opened in 1922, Indian Boundary, is a 13-acre, urban park on Chicago’s northwest side named for an actual boundary line between the US government and three Indian tribes.  The park includes a fieldhouse which is now on the National Register of Historic Places incorporating Native American and Tudor design elements.  For most City dwellers, Indian Boundary is fondly remembered for its small zoo, a rarity among neighborhood parks, and a quirky addition.  The zoo was closed in 2013 with the few remaining animals transferred to the Lincoln Park Zoo, a … Read More

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ULI Studies Cargo-Oriented Development in Willow Springs, IL

ULI Chicago is conducting a Technical Analysis Workshop today, September 1st, in Willow Springs, IL to evaluate development opportunities for vacant sites located along the Sanitary and Ship, and I & M Canals.  The workshop experts will look specifically at current and future industrial uses, options for integrating and optimizing transportation modes, and infrastructure improvements that will enhance development and amenities that already exist in the study area. The Willow Springs Cargo-Oriented Development Workshop is an abbreviated panel format with briefing materials and background presentations, a site tour, stakeholder interviews, and panel recommendations presented to local representatives … Read More

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