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    February

  • 02-15-22

    Bronzeville Lakefront: How Chicago and the GRIT Development Team Envision the $3.1 Billion Mixed-Use Redevelopment

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: When the old Michael Reese Hospital, dating to the 1880s, closed in 2009, the city rounded up the money to buy the 50-acre (20 ha) site, added more land around it, and then submitted a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics with a new stadium replacing the hospital as the centerpiece. Chicago eventually lost that bid but has not given up on the site since.

  • October

  • 10-12-21

    ULI Fall Meeting Tour 2021: Coolest Neighborhoods in the World–Chicago’s Uptown

    Voted one of TimeOut magazine’s “Coolest 40 Neighborhoods in the World,” Uptown is a diverse community on the North Side of Chicago. ULI Fall Meeting attendees got the opportunity to tour the neighborhood, which offers spectacular lakeside views, a growing entertainment district, and a thriving food and cultural scene.

  • 10-11-21

    ULI Fall Meeting 2021 Tour: Play Ball! Wrigley Field’s Redevelopment Story

    This morning, 2021 ULI Fall meeting attendees toured the area surrounding one of the oldest professional ballparks in the United States, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, which has been home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team for more than a century. When the Ricketts family took over Cubs ownership in 2009, it decided not only to rehabilitate the aging stadium, but also to turn a former parking lot next door into a mixed-use entertainment district bringing office, retail, and hotel uses to the area, as well as much-needed open space called Gallagher Way.

  • August

  • 08-18-21

    Fall Meeting Preview: Touring Wrigleyville’s New Mixed-Use Entertainment District

    ULI MEMBER–ONLY CONTENT: Those who attend the 2021 ULI Fall Meeting in Chicago will have the opportunity to tour mixed-use development near Wrigley Field.

  • March

  • 03-17-21

    Prepping for Post-COVID: Six Projects in the Fast-Growing Carolinas Near Completion

    At the 2021 ULI Carolinas meeting, held as a virtual/in-person hybrid event in March, the annual Crane Watch session showcased projects under construction in North and South Carolina that use innovative planning and design in their placemaking efforts, creating iconic projects that help shape the neighborhoods that surround them. The projects this year included a historic storefront restoration, a shipping container–based food yard, and a massive nine-block development.

  • November

  • 11-16-20

    Solution File: A City Center at the Fringe

    A public/private partnership in Surrey, British Columbia, builds a mixed-use point city center near Vancouver.

  • October

  • 10-29-20

    ULI Chicago Partners to Bring Development to Underserved Neighborhoods

    Through the new Yield Chicago program, seasoned and emerging development professionals are joining to share industry knowledge, networks, and best practices.

  • 10-26-20

    ULI Forecast Sees Increased Improvement in Outlook for U.S. Economy

    U.S. real estate economists predict generally improved economic and property market news for the rest of 2020, as well as for the following two years, compared with their forecasts of six months ago, according to the fall 2020 ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast.

  • June

  • 06-10-20

    How to Build Livability—and Value—on a Deep, Narrow Infill Lot

    A tall mixed-use tower without parking replaces a small Philadelphia parking lot, while its multimodal urban passageway connects two streets.

  • May

  • 05-27-20

    Drawing High-End Consumers Back to Mixed-Use Retail

    In a discussion of the ongoing transformation of U.S. retail, panelists participating in the 2020 ULI Spring Meeting Webinar Series agreed that the authenticity, differentiation, and transparency creating a sense of place in mixed-use retail spaces are likely to be what consumers seek in the future. Single-use spaces are about convenience, but that is only half of what consumers say they are looking for.