SMPS Chicago May Luncheon - Chicago's Next Great Neighborhood: The 78

May 08, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Envisioned by Related Midwest, The 78 will transform 62-acres of vacant land in downtown Chicago into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood, and will include residential, retail and restaurant offerings, office space to attract flagship companies, and cultural institutions. The 78 will feature more than 11 acres of public green and open space, and design features that draw people to a unique riverfront with restaurants and entertainment.

The 78 will be a completely walkable community with extensive road, water, bike and walkways and will knit together the surrounding neighborhoods of the Loop, South Loop, Chinatown, Bronzeville and Pilsen.

When completed, The 78 will contribute more than $48 billion in economic activity to Chicago over the next 30 years and create more than 15,000 new construction jobs and 24,000 new, permanent jobs and economic opportunities that will directly benefit residents of the city’s South and West sides.

Join Speaker Don Biernacki, Senior Vice President of Construction for Related Midwest as he discusses "Chicago's Next Great Neighborhood."

Parking is available at the garage located across the street from Petterino’s at 181 N. Dearborn. When checking in for the program, please make sure you receive a parking voucher. Please insert the parking voucher into the automated machine at the garage in order to receive the discount of $14 for a max of 3 hours. 

CPSM CEU Credits: 1.5

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$0.00 Annual Sponsor - Member

$50.00 SMPS Members
$75.00 after 12:00 pm May 7

$95.00 Non-members
$120.00 after 12:00 pm May 7