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:
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
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
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
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
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.
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