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Meeting notice – January 27, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust will meet Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 1:30 P.M. at the Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1400. Meeting notice and agenda 1.27.16

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 Board of Directors Meeting Delayed One Week

Please note that the Trust Board of Directors meeting set for August 6, 2015 has been rescheduled.  The meeting will now be held on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Metropolitan Planning Council from 1PM – 3PM CST. Please check the Trust’s website for any further scheduling changes.

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 Board of Directors Meeting Rescheduled to August

Please note that the Trust Board of Directors meeting set for July 22, 2015 has been rescheduled.  The meeting will now be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the Metropolitan Planning Council from 10am – 2pm CST. Please check the Trust’s website for any further scheduling changes.

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

Trust Board of Directors Meeting Rescheduled to July

Please note that the Trust Board of Directors meeting set for June 26, 2015 has been rescheduled.  The meeting will now be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 8:00 AM to noon at the Metropolitan Planning Council. Please check the Trust’s website for any further scheduling changes.

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

Responses to CNG Open Bid Q&A Now Available

The Chicago Infrastructure Trust has released responses to the questions submitted on behalf of the Compressed Natural Gas (“CNG”) Open Bid Proposal, released on April 8, 2015. Please click here to view the responses. Please note that proposals are due on or before Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5PM CST.