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Thirteen Winners Announced in Urban Land Institute Chicago’s 2013 Vision Awards

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Thirteen Winners Announced in Urban Land Institute Chicago’s 2013 Vision Awards

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

Chicago – (June 7, 2013) Thirteen creative and visionary winners were announced and praised during the second annual ULI Chicago Vision Awards held on June 5, 2013 at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. “These are the projects that are pushing the envelope and setting the bar higher for what has yet to come. We are pleased to be able to recognize their achievements” said Teri Frankiewicz, Crown Community Development and co-chair of the Vision Awards.

The 2013 Vision Awards winners were named in the following categories: leadership, project, program, and young visionary. “This year’s pool of applicants was exciting and diverse. It was a pleasure visiting each nominee on-site and learning how creativity and drive are changing the city’s neighborhoods and communities.” said Michael Damore, Executive Managing Director, Epstein and jury member for the Vision Awards.

Special recognition was given to 10th District Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer for her outstanding role in the formation of the Cook County Land Bank Authority. In his remarks, Paul Shadle, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US), and ULI Chicago Chair, applauded her dedication and commitment to this innovative and compelling approach to the foreclosure crisis.

ULI Chicago congratulates its 2013 Vision Awards winners:

LEADERSHIP CATEGORY
10th District Cook County Commissioner, Bridget Gainer

PROJECT CATEGORY
31st Street Harbor – 3155 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago
City Winery Chicago – 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago
Metra Market – 131 N. Clinton St., Chicago
Roosevelt University’s Vertical Campus – 425 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Roseland Senior Campus – 10400 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Sullivan Center – 1 S. State St., Chicago

PROGRAM CATEGORY
1871
GO TO 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan, CMAP
Growing Home, Inc.
University of Chicago – Arts Incubator in Washington Park
West Cook County Housing Collaborative, IFF

YOUNG VISIONARY CATEGORY
Tom Hussey, Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The Vision Awards honored projects and programs that used creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas contributing to the growth of vibrant communities. Nominees were evaluated by a jury of peers in the industry. Winners received a commemorative award and will be featured on chicago.uli.org as well as in an upcoming issue of Urban Light, ULI Chicago’s quarterly newsletter. Qualifying winners can be submitted to ULI’s Global Awards for Excellence in 2014.

To learn more about the 2013 Vision Awards contact ULI Chicago at 773-549-4972 or visit chicago.uli.org.

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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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