634 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Chicago Park District
Urban Design & Planning
Brecheisen Engineering, Inc., Continental Associates, Environmental Design International, Inc.
This urban pocket park is nestled within the historic Printer’s Row district of Chicago’s South Loop. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Printer’s Row became the main hub for the regional printing and publishing industry in Chicago. Remnants of this rich past remain today throughout the landmarked commercial corridor flanked by converted residential lofts. The pocket park has been converted into a celebrated fountain plaza and urban green space featuring references to the neighborhood’s history.
2010 Illinois ASLA Urban Merit Design Award
2010 Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence, New Infill Park