S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, National Parks Conservation Association
Urban Design & Planning
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP; Smith Group; Studio Gang; Bauer Latoza Studio; McGuire Igleski Associates; Altus Works; Brush Architects; Moody Nolan; Farr Associates; Griskelis Young Harrell; Ross Barney Architects; Christopher Burke Engineering; TYLin; Jacobs; Sam Schwartz Engineering; Market & Feasibility Advisors
Designated a national monument by President Obama in February 2015, Pullman is a treasure of Chicago’s south side. In its heyday as a manufacturing town, Pullman provided the setting for the evolution of industry and transportation, achievements in planning, architecture, and landscape architecture, the foundation of labor law, and the advancement of civil liberties for African Americans. A technical team comprised of forty volunteer architects, landscape architects, city planners, economists, and engineers assembled to work with Pullman stakeholders to develop a roadmap for improvement and operations, culminating in the Positioning Pullman vision. Since it was first completed in 2015, more than half of the 30 distinct projects in the plan have been completed or are underway. Projects are centered around the following four priorities: (1) Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse, (2) National Park Experience, (3) Access - Streets, Transit, Bikes, and Infrastructure, and (4) Economic Impact and Community Development.
Visit positioningpullman.org to learn more and read the document.
This ground-breaking, community-driven plan has won eight national, regional and local awards for excellence, including:
2017 ASLA National Honor Award for Planning
2017 Illinois ASLA Honor Award for Planning
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