Urban Design & Planning: Urban Design

Sustainable Places®, Inc.

The challenge at Cityfront Center was to create the framework for a great place to live, work and play on the banks of the Chicago River. This was achieved by making the entire quarter mile of river edge accessible to the public (green dots on photo). The plan also located new streets (yellow lines) to accommodate the wide range of anticipated uses. Shown to the right are before and after aerial photos of the project area.

Today, Cityfront Center is a vibrant mixed-use community boasting a water arch over the Chicago River, a signature hotel, offices, an entertainment complex, a super market, commercial retail, high-rise and townhouse residential uses.

*Experience from previous firm.

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