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Nichols Tower Honors

The Urban Land Institute recently awarded its prestigious Vision Award to the Nichols Tower at Homan Square. The award defines the standard for real estate development in the Chicagoland area and recognizes “creative development practices, inventive partnerships, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas that have contributed to the growth of vibrant communities.”

The ULI awards panel was impressed with the Nichols Tower project because of its creative reuse of the building, Homan Square’s dedication to providing a home for nonprofits in the City, and the demonstrated commitment to supporting the community.
John and Alexandra Nichols deserve enormous gratitude for their recent major gift that allowed for important upgrades and improvements to the Tower.

This Vision Award recognizes all those who saw the potential of the Tower. Charlie Shaw always saw the opportunities others missed. Kristin Dean, our last Executive Director, fought hard to bring this project to completion. Generous supporters like
Bev Hayford, the Nichols family and countless others made those big visions possible.