The Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI Chicago), with support from the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD), has conducted two Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) as part of the City of Chicago’s Central City recovery planning efforts.
The two TAPs focused on:
- Chicago’s Magnificent Mile (completed October 2021), in partnership with City of Chicago DPD & The Magnificent Mile Association
- LaSalle Street in the Loop (completed February 2022), in partnership with the City of Chicago DPD & Chicago Loop Alliance
Central City Recovery Roadmap
The Central City Recovery Roadmap report was issued in June 2021 by the City of Chicago and the Chicago Central Area Committee to provide post-COVID downtown recovery strategies to revitalize and draw visitors back to the downtown area.
Chicago Loop Alliance State Street Planning
Chicago Loop Alliance, Special Service #1-2015, and the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation are in the beginning stages of developing the Elevate State Plan to provide a roadmap for the future for the State Street corridor in Chicago’s Loop community area. The plan will focus on key public realm elements such as place, mobility, and market. Further details from Chicago Loop Alliance will be made available in 2022.
“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Chicago Loop was rapidly changing—residential demographics, commercial real estate, mobility and more have shifted in a big way compared to even just five years ago, and coronavirus has accelerated all of that,” said Chicago Loop Alliance President and CEO Michael Edwards. “State Street is a connector that plays a big part in making the Loop everyone’s neighborhood, and we intend to develop a corridor plan that looks toward the future and serves all who use ‘that great street.’ Our Elevate State process will engage community members and planning professionals to address what State Street needs to become in order to thrive in these rapidly shifting times.”
The Magnificent Mile Association
The Magnificent Mile Association is a private, non-profit membership organization with a mission of preserving, promoting, and enhancing one of Chicago’s most unique, multi-use neighborhoods. In addition to international marketing and planning popular consumer programming year-round, the Association also serves its members with district planning and beautification and incomparable networking opportunities. Members include real estate properties, retail shops, hotels, restaurants, entertainment establishments, institutional and residential properties and various professional services.
Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA)’s mission is to create, manage and promote positive and inclusive programs that attract people to the Loop and accelerate economic recovery. CLA is a membership organization as well as the sole service provider for Special Service Area#1-2015, and the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation produces public art projects and events. For more information, please visit here.