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Sixteen Winners Announced at ULI Chicago 2015 Vision Awards

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Sixteen Winners Announced at Urban Land Institute Chicago’s 2015 Vision Awards

Winners recognized as visionary developments, programs, and leading young professionals in the land use and development fields.

Chicago – (June 4, 2015)  Sixteen inspired and vibrant winners were announced at the fourth annual Urban Land Institute Chicago Vision Awards held on June 3, 2015 at Redmoon Theater in Chicago.  The Vision Awards honor projects and programs that use creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas contributing to the growth of vibrant communities.   “The Vision Awards were designed to uncover the unique and creative projects happening throughout the region that may not be known to the wider real estate community,” said Kirsten Ekdahl Hull, McCaffery Interests, Inc., and co-chair of the Vision Awards.

The 2015 Vision Awards winners were named in the following categories:  project, program, and young visionary.  “Our winners this year represent a broad spectrum from arts and culture to sustainable development and affordable housing.  As a juror, that’s what makes the Vision Awards so interesting and enjoyable,” said Juan Gabriel Moreno, JGMA, and jury member for the 2015 Vision Awards.

ULI Chicago congratulates its 2015 Vision Awards winners:

PROJECT CATEGORY
Smart TOD:  1611 W. Division
Smart Transit Solutions and Neighborhood Impact:  CTA Morgan Station, CTA Green & Pink Lines
Arts + Community:  Dorchester Art & Housing Collaborative, 1465 E. 70th Street
Catalytic Development:  Heartland Health Center – Devon, 1300 W. Devon
Reuse + Stewardship + Education:  Indian Boundary Park Nature Play Center, 2500 W. Lunt Avenue
Urban Residential:  OneEleven, 111 W. Wacker Drive
Historic Preservation:  Thalia Hall, 1215-25 W. 18th Street
Senior Housing:  Town Hall Apartments, 3600 N. Halsted
Suburban Residential:  Wheaton 121, 121 N. Cross Street, Wheaton

PROGRAM CATEGORY
Chicago Large Lots Program
Chicago Single Family Affordable Housing Fund 1, LLC
GROW Community
Woodlawn Park

YOUNG VISIONARY CATEGORY
Nick Anderson, Vice President, Development, Related Midwest
Aaron Joseph, Vice President, WBS Equities
Kyle Smith, Economic Development Project Manager, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Winners received a commemorative award and will be featured on chicago.uli.org.  Qualifying winners will be submitted to ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence, representing the highest standards of achievement in the global development industry.  To learn more about the 2015 Vision Awards contact ULI Chicago at 773-549-4972 or visit chicago.uli.org.  See Vision Awards event photos.

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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 and our newest Retail and Great Lakes Initiatives.   The district council hosts monthly meetings, trends conferences, policy forums, and offers leadership initiatives for young professionals 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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