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ULI Chicago to Make State Street Recommendations

The Urban Land Institute Chicago District Council (ULI Chicago), with support from the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development and Chicago Loop Alliance, convened a multi-disciplinary panel to develop recommendations to reenergize and “Elevate” State Street.

The panel was tasked with recommending strategies to establish State Street as a vibrant, mixed-use district. During a two-day workshop, the group reviewed extensive background materials, met with more than 70 stakeholders, and developed recommendations. ULI Chicago will host a community meeting to present these ideas on August 16.   

“Reclaiming State Street as Chicago’s great street, a place for world-class culture, entertainment, education, and quintessential Chicago experiences for residents and visitors alike, is essential for the vibrancy and long-term health of the downtown and the city,” said Mark Kelly, ULI Chicago Panel Chair and former Commissioner. The State Street plans are part of a broader initiative to revitalize Chicago amid recovery efforts post-pandemic.  

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Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.