Category Archives: Gurnee TAP

The Group that TAPS Together Stays Together

In summer of 2016, ULI Chicago convened a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to help the Village of Gurnee create a plan to reinvigorate East Grand Avenue.  The TAP team included planners, developers, architects, financiers, market researchers and economic development specialists, all members of ULI Chicago. Over the course of two days, the team toured Gurnee, met with the Mayor, other city officials, business owners and local stakeholders, garnering data and perspectives that were translated into a series of both long-term and immediately-actionable recommendations that the Village of Gurnee could implement.  … Read More

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ULI Chicago Releases Report Outlining Revitalization Strategies for East Grand Avenue in Gurnee, IL

ULI CHICAGO PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Cynthia McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972, chicago@uli.org  ULI Chicago Releases Report Outlining Strategies for Revitalizing East Grand Avenue In Gurnee, IL  CHICAGO (November 9, 2016) —The Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI Chicago) has released a report with strategies for revitalizing East Grand Avenue between Route 41 and Green Bay Road in Gurnee, IL. Prepared by an expert panel of ten, cross-disciplinary ULI members, the report recommends creating a unique identity for East Grand Avenue that is distinct from … Read More

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Panel Recommendations Presented at Public Meeting in Gurnee

ULI Chicago panelists presented recommendations for revitalizing East Grand Avenue in Gurnee at a public meeting attended by stakeholders including area residents, businesses, and local elected officials. The panel’s recommendations, crafted after an intense 2-day Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) completed on July 12-13, 2016, focused on embracing the population diversity in eastern Gurnee and creating a unique identity that builds on the corridor’s local, independent businesses. A written report from the panel is forthcoming. ULI Chicago has completed nearly 30 technical assistance panels throughout the greater Chicagoland area on topics … Read More

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ULI Chicago to Present Revitalization Strategies for East Grand Avenue in Gurnee – 8/23/16

ULI CHICAGO MEDIA ADVISORY Urban Land Institute (ULI) Chicago to Present Revitalization Strategies for East Grand Avenue in Gurnee – Public Presentation: August 23, 2016 WHAT: A panel of real estate experts from ULI Chicago will present strategies for revitalizing East Grand Avenue in Gurnee based on a two-day, technical assistance panel that took place in July of this year. The presentation is free and open to the public. WHEN: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm WHERE: Spaulding Elementary School 2000 N. Belle Plaine Avenue Gurnee, IL … Read More

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Village of Gurnee Requests Assistance in Revitalizing East Grand Avenue Corridor

ULI Chicago members are in Gurnee for the next two days conducting a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) at the request of Village officials.  Panel members are focusing on the half mile stretch of East Grand Avenue between U.S. Route 41/Skokie Boulevard and Green Bay Road to determine revitalization strategies for the Corridor.  The west side of Grand Avenue in Gurnee is a well-known, and popular destination for shoppers and families with Gurnee Mills, Six Flags, and national retailers, and Village officials are looking to balance the scales. The eastern portion of the … Read More

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