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Urban Land Institute Chicago announces 2016 ULI Vision Awards finalists


Winners will be announced at the 2016 Vision Awards, June 1, 2016, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Morgan MFG, 401 N. Morgan Street, Chicago.

Twenty-six projects, programs, and young professionals were named as finalists for the 2016 ULI Chicago Vision Awards, the district council’s distinctive recognition program now in it's fifth year.

Winners will be announced at the 2016 Vision Awards, June 1, 2016, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Morgan MFG, 401 N. Morgan Street, Chicago.

The Awards Program encourages submissions from a broad spectrum of project and program types, including smaller-scale developments and non-traditional programs, to seek out innovative nominees that might not qualify, or be able to compete, in more traditional awards programs.

The 2016 Vision Award Finalists were named in three categories:  project, program, and young visionary.


PROJECT CATEGORY Arc at Old Colony, 37 W. Van BurenCTA Cermak-McCormick Place Station, 12 E. CermakChicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan AvenueChicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch, 2100 S. Wentworth AvenueCity Hyde Park, 5105 S. HarperHampton Inn (Chicago Motor Club), 68 E. Wacker PlaceIntrinsic School, 4540 W. BelmontLake Street Studios, 727 W. Lake StreetThe Lycée Français de Chicago, 1929 W. WilsonMaggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph StreetNEIU El Centro, 3390 N. AvondaleNew City, 1457 N. HalstedRoosevelt Collection, 150 W. Roosevelt RoadSoho House Chicago, 113-125 N. Green StreetSouthwick Place, 5150 Southwick Drive, Matteson, ILStony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Avenue

PROGRAM CATEGORYCal-Sag Bicycle Trail MasterplanNear North Quality-of-Life Plan & Design GuidelinesOakley Square RedevelopmentPullman Park MasterplanUI LABS/Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute

YOUNG VISIONARY CATEGORYthe late Jay Michael, Founding Partner & CEO, CEDARst CompaniesJason Nuttelman, Vice President, JGMAJason Olt, President, Bucksbaum Retail PropertiesViktor Schrader, Economic Development Manager, Oak Park Economic Development CorporationCarolina Tencer, Graduate Student, University of Chicago Booth School of Business


The Vision Awards 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, ULI shared.  The Awards recognize the full development process in order to promote best practices in real estate development and uphold the guiding principles of ULI.

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 jury of peers in the industry.  In addition to review of written materials, the jury conducts site visits and interviews.

Winners will be announced at the Awards event June 1, 2016, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Morgan MFG, 401 N. Morgan Street, Chicago.