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ULI Chicago to Recommend Redevelopment Scenarios for Old Joliet Prison and Former U.S. Steel Sites at Public Presentation: March 19, 2012


WHAT: An expert panel from ULI Chicago will announce redevelopment recommendations, based on their Technical Assistance Panel conducted in January 2012, for three key parcels along the Collins Street corridor including the 20 acre Joliet Correctional Center (Old Joliet Prison), the adjacent 160 acres of open space, and the 59 acre former U.S. Steel Site.

WHEN: March 19, 20126:00pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: The Joliet Historical Museum, 204 North Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432

PARTNERS: The City of Joliet
Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI Chicago)
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

The City of Joliet, with support from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s Local

Technical Assistance program, engaged the Urban Land Institute Chicago District Council (ULI Chicago) to conduct a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to analyze the Joliet Correctional Center and U.S. Steel sites for their redevelopment possibilities, to consider how the sites could be integrated into the surrounding community and to suggest resources to spur redevelopment.  The Joliet Correctional Center Redevelopment TAP, chaired by David Galowich, President of Madison Realty Group, Inc., met January 24 – 25, 2012 and included ten volunteer land use professionals with expertise in acquisition and financing, construction and engineering, financial feasibility and development of tourism and entertainment sites. The panel analyzed qualitative and quantitative information, including relevant market data, to offer objective, viable recommendations on potential uses for the sites based on stakeholder input, market realities and best practices in the development field.

CONTACTS: To learn more about the Joliet Correctional Center Redevelopment TAP, please visit Chicago.uli.org or contact Cindy McSherry, Executive Director, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972.

ABOUT: ULI Chicago (Chicago.uli.org), a District Council of the Urban Land Institute, has more than 1,000 members in the Chicago land area. Organized in 1986, the district council celebrates 25 years in 2012. The ULI Chicago Technical Assistance Panel program draws upon ULI member expertise to provide creative and practical solutions to land use challenges in communities across the Chicago region and beyond. ULI Chicago’s TAP program was started in 2002.

The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) 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. Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (cmap.illinois.gov) The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now leads the implementation of GO TO 2040, metropolitan Chicago’s first comprehensive regional plan in more than 100 years. To address anticipated population growth of more than 2 million new residents, GO TO 2040 establishes coordinated strategies that help the region’s 284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues. CMAP is working with communities throughout the region to implement the plan through its Local Technical Assistance program (cmap.illinois.gov/lta).

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