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Mayor Emanuel and Chicago Infrastructure Trust Announce Plans to Modernize City Lighting

Project Seeks to Revamp City Street Lighting Fixtures and Infrastructure and Chicago Park District Pathway Lighting Without Additional Taxpayer Funds Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) today released a Request for Information (RFI) for the Chicago Smart Lighting Project, which seeks to update the City of Chicago’s electric lighting infrastructure. The goal of the Smart Lighting Project is to transition the City’s

Meeting Notice – August 14, 2015

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Trust Updates Housing Initiative to FIT Homes

Over the next 10 years, the Trust plans to build 1,000 “FIT (Finding Innovation Together) Homes” on vacant lots spread across the City of Chicago. The full FIT Homes Initiative can be found at http://www.fithomes.org.   For its first two homes, the Trust will solicit cost-effective and innovative housing design proposals through a design-build competition. At the end of 2014, the Trust secured funding from Strides for

Trust Launches Open Bidding Process for Metal Reclamation Initiative

The Chicago Infrastructure Trust has launched a Competitive Open Bidding Process for its Metal Reclamation initiative. It follows receipt of an unsolicited proposal to extract metal from City and Chicago Park District land and with the assurance that the land will be returned to its pre-project and/or enhanced state and provide a revenue stream to the City/Trust. Any party that wishes to offer its proposal for this

Illinois and Chicago Top Clean-Tech Index

The City of Chicago now ranks among the Top 10 metro areas with regard to clean technology leadership, according to an annual report compiled by the U.S. Clean Leadership Index. Previously, the City was listed in 12th place. According to the report, cited in an article by Crain’s Chicago Business, the City’s ranking improved because of improvement in investment, innovation and workforce,” crediting Mayor Rahm

Trust Introduces Housing Initiative at Community Development Forum

The Chicago Infrastructure Trust publicly introduced its Housing initiative at a community development forum hosted by Housing Action Illinois on May 5, 2015 in Chicago, an event supported by Wells Fargo Bank. The New Chicago Bungalow: A Flexible, Affordable and Sustainable Archetype for 21st Century Chicago was paneled by: – Catherine Baker, Landon Bone Baker Architects – Andrew Geer, Enterprise Community Partners – Bryan Esenberg, City of