Monthly Archives: December 2016

Discussing Housing Sub-markets in the Chicago Region

Housing markets are defined by a combination of many different socio-economic and physical factors that often transcend jurisdictional boundaries. To identify areas with similar housing characteristics across the seven-county region, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) have partnered with the Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) to develop a housing model based on factors such as age and quality of housing stock, and education and income levels of residents. The purpose of the housing model is to reveal patterns of similarities as … Read More

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(Re)discover: Naperville Riverwalk

ULI Chicago headed west to experience the final bits of fall in Naperville in this installment of the (Re)discovering Chicagoland Neighborhoods Series, our continuing focus on what makes this region unique.  Winter has officially arrived, bringing new places to explore indoors and out. Share your findings with #rediscoverchicagoland. Downtown Naperville, with its mix of independent businesses and chain retailers located in an attractive, pedestrian friendly environment, is a big draw for residents and visitors alike. One of its most distinguishing features is the Riverwalk – a beautiful tree-lined walkway that stretches for 1.75 miles … Read More

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2016 Larson Housing Award Winner: City of Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative

Winner of the 2016 ULI Larson Award for Leadership in Housing Policy, Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative (TBI) is an innovative, inter-departmental program that is leveraging community partnerships to prevent neighborhood blight while improving housing options in low and moderate income neighborhoods across the City. Through TBI, the City is stabilizing buildings that pose a threat to the health and safety of residents and the neighborhood because of their deteriorated physical condition and/or poor management. Video Clip: How Troubled Buildings Initiative Works   Since its inception in 2004, TBI has turned … Read More

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James A. McShane Honored as 2016 ULI Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Cynthia McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972. CHICAGO (December 1, 2016) –James “Jim” McShane, CEO, The McShane Companies, will be honored this evening, December 1, 2016 at the Twenty-Second Annual ULI Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner. The Urban Land Institute’s Chicago District Council (ULI Chicago) annually recognizes an industry leader who has had significant influence in the growth and development of Chicago’s real estate community, as well as pursues positive civic, charitable, and philanthropic endeavors. “Jim’s demonstrated … Read More

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