2019 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Winners Announced

The Carling Hotel (Courtesy of LISC Chicago)
The Carling Hotel (Courtesy of LISC Chicago)

There are thousands of people who work every day to make Chicago what it is today, and to shape its future.  Some of these individuals were honored last night at the annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards.

Ten organizations were honored by LISC Chicago “for their achievements in community development and architectural design.”

Here are the winners:

Boxville (Courtesy of LISC Chicago)

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Creative Placemaking Award: Recognizes projects in the Chicago region that leverage the power of the arts, culture and creativity to serve a community’s interest while driving a broader agenda of change, growth and transformation in a way that builds character and quality of place.

Winner: Urban Juncture for Boxville

The Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Community Plan Award: Recognizes the development and successful implementation of a community plan or strategy within Cook County that improves quality-of-life or addresses a specific need, opportunity or issue through a comprehensive planning and implementation model.

Winner: Northwest Side Housing Center for Belmont Cragin Quality-of-Life Plan

Farm on Ogden (Courtesy of LISC Chicago)

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation for Outstanding Non-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project: Recognizes a community development corporation for a specific real estate project that has contributed significantly to the enhancement of the community.

Awarded to: Lawndale Christian Health Center for Farm on Ogden

Access Housing (Courtesy of LISC Chicago)

The Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award: Recognizes a for-profit or non-profit developer for a real estate project that has preserved affordable rental housing at risk because of expired subsidy contracts or physical deterioration.

Awarded to: IFF for Access Housing – Logan Square

Whole Foods distribution center (Courtesy of LISC Chicago)

The Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project Award: Recognizes a for-profit developer for a specific real estate project that has contributed significantly to the enhancement of a community.

Awarded to: Whole Foods for Whole Foods Distribution Center

The Woods Fund Chicago Power of Community Award: Recognizes the value of community organizing, community engagement and advocacy as important and effective ways to transform neighborhoods or empower communities that have experienced significant social or economic inequities.

Awarded to: Southside Together Organizing for Power for Trauma Center Campaign

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Healthy Community Award: Recognizes a successful community-based effort to address the health of a low-to-moderate income neighborhood in the Chicago metropolitan area through creative and collaborative strategies.

Awarded to: Chicago Street Medicine for Street Medicine Service Outreach

City Gardens (Courtesy of LISC Chicago)

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design: Awarded to three different recipients: Recognizes best practices in community design, landscape design and architecture. Given to architects who have created outstanding designs in housing, retail or institutional settings that are sustainable, architecturally significant and that match form to function to meet community needs. Projects must be located in or predominantly serve low- to moderate-income communities in Cook County.

Awarded to:
1st Place – Landon Bone Baker Architects for City Gardens
1st Place – Landon Bone Baker Architects for the Carling Hotel
3rd Place – Johnson & Lee Architects for St. Edmund’s Oasis

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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