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2018 Sprint

Chicago River South Branch

This Initiative provided pro-bono planning and design efforts to create a vision for redevelopment of multiple sites along the Chicago River with equity, resiliency, and connectivity as fundamental goals. The main focuses of the charrette include, job creation, real estate investment, transit connectivity, land use and open space planning, housing, and environmental improvement.

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Project Scope

This Initiative aimed to determine ways to foster equity, resiliency, and connectivity, along the Chicago River, specifically at the following sites. Read the full project brief below.

  • Damen Silos

  • South Fork

  • East of Loomis

  • Halsted Site

  • 18th St. & Lumber

  • Rail Airrights

Project Brief  | Slideshow

Work Product

In their final Sprint Brief, Sprint participants outlined their visions for a more equitable Chicago River. View participants' stakeholder considerations, problem articulation, and final recommendations in the presentation below.
Summary Highlights Presentation 
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CCAC's Executive Director, Burnham Council members, and Sprint participants share their experiences with the 2018 Sprint and their perspectives on reimagining equity along the Chicago River. View the full video at the link below.


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