World Leisure Jobs - Chicago okays hotly contested Lincoln Yards mega-project...
22 Aug 2019 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

12 Feb 2019

Chicago okays hotly contested Lincoln Yards mega-project
BY Andrew Manns

The new space will feature 21 acres of regenerated public realm.

The new space will feature 21 acres of regenerated public realm.
photo: Courtesy of CBT Architects

The City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development (CPD) has greenlit plans to develop Lincoln Yards – a large-scale project that will see 50 acres of Chicago's waterfront transformed into a new urban attraction.

Led by developers Sterling Bay and designed by practices Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, James Corner Field Operations, and CBT Architects, the US$6bn (€5.3bn, £4.65bn) development, which will occupy the former site of the city's manufacturing district, will connect the Lincoln Park and Bucktown neighbourhoods.

Lincoln Yards will also feature multiple restaurants, retail shops, entertainment outlets, and affordable housing units, as well as 21 acres of open space, including parks, gardens, playing fields and courts, and walking trails.

A 20,000-seat stadium was initially part of the master plan; however, this proposal was scrapped in January after city alderman Brian Hopkins – one of the project's most outspoken backers – withdrew his support.

In its revised master plan, Sterling Bay said that public open space would "be at the heart of the Lincoln Yards neighbourhood".

The company continued: "The open space design pulls inspiration from the site's industrial history while reimagining it for today’s uses and needs.

"Lincoln Yards North will reuse and provide new expression for historic site artefacts throughout the project, but acknowledge the primary opportunity to rediscover the river amidst this post-industrial site."

Since the announcement of the new plan, however, eleven aldermen, some of whom are up for reelection in February, have said they would not vote in favour of granting the project zoning and funding approval.

Negotiations are slated to continue in March when the city council reconvenes.



Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation
New visitor centre to be developed at Auschwitz-Birkenau following US$5.5m donation   21 Aug 2019

A donation of US$5.5m (€4.96m, £4.55m) will go towards the development of a new visitor services centre at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial – the .... more>>
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020
Kings Dominion unveils new water attractions for 2020   21 Aug 2019

Cedar Fair's Virginia amusement and waterpark, Kings Dominion, has announced three new additions to its 20-acre (80,900sq m, 265,500sq ft) Soak City .... more>>
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China
'World's highest aquarium' opens in China   21 Aug 2019

Standing more than 2,200 metres (7,200ft) above sea level, a new aquarium just opened in Xining, Qinghai Province in northwest China, now hold's the .... more>>
MVRDV-designed Pixel looks to introduce community-spirit concept to Abu Dhabi
MVRDV-designed Pixel looks to introduce community-spirit concept to Abu Dhabi   21 Aug 2019

Construction work has begun on Pixel, a new residential-led, mixed-use project in Abu Dhabi's new Maker's District. Designed by MVRDV, the .... more>>
Company profile


Vital Tech

Funded in 2013, Vital Tech is owned by its founders and some private investors.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment

Dyaco grows UK business with new headquarters and key appointment

Following a year of strong growth, leading fitness equipment provider Dyaco has moved to a new UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, marking a significant milestone for the company. More>>




in this issue

• Equinox's home fitness launch overshadowed by Trump furore
• Holmes Place founder takes over TRIB3
• Merlin Entertainments returns to growth



World Leisure jobs




Duty Manager
Location: Windsor, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Wolverhampton, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Shadwell, East London
Company: GLL
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




03 Sep 2019

Spa Business Bootcamp Course

Laico Hotels & Resorts Regency, Nairobi, Kenya


05 Sep 2019

Spa Business Bootcamp Course

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa, Kenya



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>
  Tourism: Transforming Istria
In Istria, Croatia, tourism firm Maistra is changing the face of hospitality in the region, with a series of intriguing design-led hotels. As its most ambitious hotel project takes shape, Professor Terry Stevens finds out more More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  On the cover: AJ Hackett
Bungy, New Zealand More>>
  Sports: Play to the crowd
When public sector budgets are tight, crowdfunding is an attractive option More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd