Newcity Wins Four Local Awards
Newcity is the biggest project in Structured Development's long history of activity along Halsted Street, North Avenue and Clybourn Avenue. The $275M mixed-use development was recently awarded the 2016 Merit Award from the Chicago Building Congress, the 2016 Good Neighbor Award from the Chicago Association of Realtors, the 2016 Vision Award from the Urban Land Institute Chicago, and the Green Ribbon Award from Friends of the Chicago River.
The CBC Merit Awards honor projects based on distinctive, functional or innovative design, construction quality, safety record and impact of the project upon the community. The Good Neighbor Awards recognize newly developed and rehabbed properties that have contributed to their local economies and increased civic pride. The Chicago Vision Awards highlight creative development practices, inventive partnerships or sharing of resources, imaginative problem-solving, or visionary ideas that have contributed to the growth of vibrant communities. The Green Ribbon Awards celebrate developments along the river and throughout the watershed that exemplify sustainable design for people, wildlife and clean water.
Snapped: The Newcity team of OKW Architects principal Andy Koglin, Structured Development senior director of real estate Jeff Berta, Structured Development founding principal Mike Drew, OKW Architects project manager Gil Magnelli and OKW Architects project architect Cole Gagnon accepts the Vision Award in the mixed-use development category at ULI Chicago’s Vision Awards. Mike says these awards are a testament to the strength and dedication of the team and development partners over the past decade. Their commitment was instrumental in delivering Newcity through a recession and establishing the project as Chicago's premier new live/work/play destination.