Remember that plan floated by Fifield Companies a few years ago to build a deck over I-90/94 through downtown and fill it with parks and restaurants and skyscrapers? While we haven’t heard anything about it in a while, it turns out to still be alive.
It’s now the subject of this year’s Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation Midwest Real Estate Challenge:
Fifield is sponsoring the contest that has students from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roosevelt University, Marquette University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign working on ways to make it a reality.
They’ve been working on the project for six weeks, and will present their findings Saturday, April 11th at the Standard Club. The winning team’s school gets a scholarship of “up to” $5,000.