Welcome to the Near South Side
Chicago's Near South is a community reborn. It is home to thriving businesses, five historic districts, covers at least eight TIF Districts; and includes major Cultural and Educational institutions in the City of Chicago. Looking today at the area just south of the Loop, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River, you'll find a vibrant place where you can live, work, play, study, and shop.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE NEAR SOUTH
The Board of Directors of the
Near South Planning Board
Cordially invite you to attend our
69th Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
720 S. Michigan Avenue
11:15 A.M. - Reception (Astoria Room, 3rd Floor)
12:00 noon - Lunch & Program (Williford Room, 3rd Floor)
NEW ERA OF ARCHITECTURE IN THE NEAR SOUTH
A tour of the future of Cermak Road
RENAULD MITCHELL, AIA
Partner, Moody Nolan
Presenting: McCormick Place's New Event Center - 200 E. Cermak
GARY KOHN, AIA
Managing Principal, Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Presenting: 2109-35 S. Wabash Avenue
Director of Planning, Gensler
Presenting: Former Ickes Site (Cermak & State Street)
CEO, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority
Come join your fellow members for a tantalizing discussion as we spotlight the development along Cermak Rd. corridor as an example of how architecture is transforming the landscape of the Near South Side.
Reservations are required. Seats are limited!
RSVP with check by Monday, October 19th for early bird prices.
(ticeket prices increase by $5 on-line, at the door and after October 19th)
(Online Payment includes a Service Fee.)
THE NEAR SOUTH SIDE - A PLACE TO LIVE, PLAY AND WORK
From young singles to empty-nesters, people are finding homes in new high-rise towers, in rehabilitated coach houses, in lofts converted from old warehouses, or in communities of new townhouses.
Explore our diverse neighborhoods and visit the restaurants, retail shops, museums, galleries and historic sites of spots like Printers Row, Chinatown, the Prairie Avenue Historic District, Motor Row, and Central Station for just a start. Experience amazing events at McCormick Place, the nation's largest convention center; or peruse the White Sox schedule for a home game at U.S. Cellular Field.
All in all, the Near South encompasses many amenities from retail, health care, fitness, churches, hospitals... the essentials that link you to the community. It's also a center for education. Over 24 colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning call the Near South home.
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