The Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards ceremony that was held last Thursday to honor a year’s worth of forward-thinking urban development. Crain’s has a brief writeup on the winners; read on to learn more about the winning projects, organizations and people.
Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Community Strategy of the Year: Lawndale Christian Development Corporation
Richard Driehaus Award for Outstanding Non-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project: The Center on Halsted
Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project: Rancho Verde (part of the larger Chicago GreenWorks eco-industrial park)
Special Recognition Award: St. Leo’s Campus for Veterans
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design
Friend of the Neighborhoods Award: Richard H. Driehaus
Norman Bobins Leadership Award: Carlos Nelson, executive director of the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation