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2013 Vision Awards Finalists Announced


CONTACT: Cindy McSherry, ULI Chicago, 773-549-4972

Urban Land Institute Chicago Announces 2013 Vision Awards Finalists – Recognizing Visionary Developments, Programs and Young Leaders in the Land Use and Development Fields

Winners will be announced at the Vision Awards event, June 5, 2013 at the Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago

Chicago – (April 26, 2013) Twenty-two projects, programs, and young professionals were named as finalists in the 2013 ULI Chicago Vision Awards, the district council’s newest recognition program. Winners will be announced at the 2013 Vision Awards, June 5, 2013, 6 – 9pm, Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL.

”The Vision Awards celebrate inventiveness, quality, and commitment to community in development and land use regardless of the size or financial commitment involved in the project or program,” said Alicia Berg, Columbia College Chicago and co-chair of the Vision Awards. The Awards recognize the full development process in order to promote best practices in real estate development and uphold the guiding principles of ULI.

The Awards Committee encouraged a broad spectrum of project and program types, including several non-traditional and small-scale projects, to find those passionate people and exciting ideas that might not qualify for traditional awards programs.

The 2013 Vision Award Finalists were named in three categories: project, program, and young visionary.

31st Street Harbor – 3155 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago
City Winery Chicago – 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago
The Genevieve and Wayne Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church – 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago
Metra Market – 131 N. Clinton St., Chicago
Park Douglas – 2719 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago
The Pomeroy Apartments – 1039 W. Hollywood Ave., Chicago
Roosevelt University’s Vertical Campus – 425 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Roseland Senior Campus – 10400 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
School Street – 130-163 School St., Libertyville, IL
Sullivan Center – 1 S. State St., Chicago
Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill – 3506 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

Community Engagement Landmarks, Chicago Public Art Group
GOTO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan, CMAP
Growing Home, Inc.
LBBA Community Workshop, Landon Bone Baker Architects
Pop-Up Art Loop, Chicago Loop Alliance
University of Chicago – Arts Incubator in Washington Park
West Cook County Housing Collaborative, IFF

Christine Choi, Vice President – Industrial Brokerage, Avison Young
Tom Hussey, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Will Woodley, Project Manager, The Community Builders

The Vision Awards, introduced by ULI Chicago last 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.

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 Nomination Review Committee and final winners will be chosen by a jury of peers in the industry. In addition to review of written materials, the jury will conduct site visits and interviews prior to choosing the winners.

To learn more about the 2013 Vision Awards or to sponsor or purchase individual tickets, contact ULI Chicago at 773-549-4972 or visit chicago.uli.org.


ULI Chicago, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute, has more than 1,000 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 and infrastructure initiatives. The district council hosts monthly meetings, trends conferences, policy forums, and networking opportunities for its members and others in the real estate industry.

The 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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