ULI Chicago News

Two ULI Chicago TAPs Move Forward with Local and National Significance

February 18, 2015 – Groundbreaking on the Renovation/Redevelopment of the Historic Rosenwald Apartments

The subject of a February 2010 technical assistance panel in cooperation with 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, the Rosenwald Apartments, originally opened in 1929 as safe and modern housing for a burgeoning African-American middle class, has been vacant since 2000. The ULI Chicago panel was unanimous in recommending redevelopment of the historic property proposing two options for total and/or partial rehab and redevelopment. ULI Chicago’s efforts were acknowledged during the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday and Executive Director, Cindy McSherry was in attendance.
Read the panel’s full report
Read more on this historic renovation project

DSC_6366_00189994_webFebruary 19, 2015 – President Obama Names Pullman Historic District a National Monument

President Obama visited Chicago’s Pullman Historic District on Thursday to officially designate the area a national monument. ULI Chicago conducted a technical assistance panel in cooperation with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, in October 2011 to determine redevelopment options for the Pullman site. Several options were recommended for consideration all of which centered around funding sources. National status as a park or monument were named as viable sources of capital needed to preserve the significant historical buildings and area.
Read the panel’s full report
Read updates about the Pullman TAP
Read press coverage of Obama’s visit

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