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Urban Land Institute Chicago's Vision Awards finalists announced

The district council named 27 total finalists for its recognition program, the 2015 ULI Chicago Vision Awards, in three categories— project, program, and young visionary.

This is the Vision Awards’ fourth year, honoring 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.

Winners will be announced June 3 at the 2015 Vision Awards, which takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Redmoon Theater, 2120 S. Jefferson.

Finalists in these categories include:

Project: 1611 W. Division; Borders Building Transformation & Re-Use, 1539 E. 53rd Street; CTA Morgan Station, CTA Green & Pink Lines; Dorchester Art & Housing Collaborative, 1465 E. 70th Street; Eataly, 43 E. Ohio; Heartland Health Center – Devon, 1300 W. Devon; Indian Boundary Park Nature Play Center, 2500 W. Lunt Avenue; Infinite Chicago, 28 E. Jackson Boulevard; Method, 720 E. 111th Street; Midtown Square Apartments, 998 Church Street, Glenview; OneEleven, 111 W. Wacker Drive; Ping Tom Memorial Park Fieldhouse, 1700 S. Wentworth Avenue; Thalia Hall, 1215-25 W. 18th Street; The Godfrey Hotel, 127 W. Huron Street; The Shops and Lofts at 47, 747 E. 47th Place; Town Hall Apartments, 3600 N. Halsted; and Wheaton 121, 121 N. Cross Street, Wheaton.

Program: Cedar Street – FLATS Chicago Program; Chicago Large Lots Program; Chicago River Boat House Initiative; Chicago Single Family Affordable Housing Fund 1, LLC; GROW Community; RTA Community Planning Program; and Woodlawn Park.

Young Visionary: Nick Anderson, Vice President, Development, Related Midwest; Aaron Joseph, Deputy Sustainability Officer, Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago; and Kyle Smith, Economic Development Project Manager, Center for Neighborhood Technology.