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ULI Chicago Releases Updated State Street Report

The Urban Land Institute Chicago (ULI Chicago) has released its final “Elevate State” report with recommendations to reenergize and enhance State Street from Wacker Drive to Ida B. Wells Drive. The report was created with support from the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development and the Chicago Loop Alliance, with findings from a multi-disciplinary panel of real estate professionals and cultural leaders.  

Key recommendations in the report include creating space to host special events, encouraging adaptive reuse, enhancing safety and expanding the geographic boundaries of the LaSalle Central Area TIF to include State Street.  

“We look forward to supporting Chicago Loop Alliance and the city in implementing the panel’s recommendations to elevate State Street as Chicago’s Great Street, a place for world-class cultural, learning, and entertainment experiences that are uniquely Chicago,” said Mark Kelly, ULI Chicago Panel Chair and former Commissioner, City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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