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5th Annual Vision Award Finalists Announced


For more information, please contact Cindy McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972 or chicago@uli.org

Urban Land Institute Chicago Announces 2016 Vision Awards Finalists – Recognizing Visionary Developments, Programs and Young Leaders in the Land Use and Development Fields

Chicago (May 17, 2016) – Twenty-six projects, programs, and young professionals were named as finalists for the 2016 ULI Chicago Vision Awards, the district council’s distinctive recognition program. Winners will be announced at the 2016 Vision Awards, June 1, 2016, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Morgan MFG, 401 N. Morgan Street, Chicago.

“This year’s finalists fit the intent of the Vision Awards brilliantly. The project finalists demonstrate innovation in design, in partnership structure and in finding creative ways to solve development issues.  These ground-breaking projects and programs are leading to more vibrant, healthy communities while the Young Visionary candidates are inspirational”, said Mary Ludgin, Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman and jury member for the Vision Awards.

The Awards Program encourages submissions from a broad spectrum of project and program types, including smaller-scale developments and non-traditional programs, to seek out innovative nominees that might not qualify, or be able to compete, in more traditional awards programs.

The 2016 Vision Award Finalists were named in three categories:  project, program, and young visionary.

Arc at Old Colony, 37 W. Van Buren
CTA Cermak-McCormick Place Station, 12 E. Cermak
Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch, 2100 S. Wentworth Avenue
City Hyde Park, 5105 S. Harper
Hampton Inn (Chicago Motor Club), 68 E. Wacker Place
Intrinsic School, 4540 W. Belmont
Lake Street Studios, 727 W. Lake Street
The Lycée Français de Chicago, 1929 W. Wilson
Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph Street
NEIU El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale
New City, 1457 N. Halsted
Roosevelt Collection, 150 W. Roosevelt Road
Soho House Chicago, 113-125 N. Green Street
Southwick Place, 5150 Southwick Drive, Matteson, IL
Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Avenue

Cal-Sag Bicycle Trail Masterplan
Near North Quality-of-Life Plan & Design Guidelines
Oakley Square Redevelopment
Pullman Park Masterplan
UI LABS/Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute

the late Jay Michael, Founding Partner & CEO, CEDARst Companies
Jason Nuttelman, Vice President, JGMA
Jason Olt, President, Bucksbaum Retail Properties
Viktor Schrader, Economic Development Manager, Oak Park Economic Development Corporation
Carolina Tencer, Graduate Student, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The Vision Awards, now in its fifth year, honor those projects and programs that have used creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas contributing to the growth of vibrant communities. The relative size of a program or project, whether square footage or total budget, is secondary to the innovative characteristics contributing to its success.  The Awards recognize the full development process in order to promote best practices in real estate development and uphold the guiding principles of ULI.

In addition to project and program categories, the Vision Awards honor a Young Visionary, an outstanding young leader in the land use and development fields. This younger professional exemplifies career advancement, goal-setting, community service and a strong commitment to ULI’s principles of land use.

Nominees were evaluated by a jury of peers in the industry.  In addition to review of written materials, the jury conducts site visits and interviews.  Winners will be announced at the Awards event on June 1, 2016, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Morgan MFG, 401 N. Morgan Street, Chicago.

To learn more about the 2016 Vision Awards or to sponsor or purchase individual tickets, contact ULI Chicago at 773-549-4972 or visit chicago.uli.org.

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ULI Chicago, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute, has more than 1,300 members in the Chicago land area. Organized in 1986, ULI Chicago provides expertise and guidance on land use and development issues to local communities through comprehensive technical assistance services, retail and building reuse initiatives.  The district council hosts educational meetings and trends conferences; leadership development programs, and networking opportunities for its members and professionals in the real estate industry.

Urban Land Institute is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.

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