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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The Illinois chapter of the Council of Development Finance Agencies (“CDFA”) has bestowed the Chicago Infrastructure Trust with an Excellence Award related to the Municipal Buildings Retrofit initiative. “Each year CDFA is proud to honor excellence in development finance. The work of our award winners is cutting-edge, innovative, and an example of best practices in our industry,” said Toby Rittner, CDFA President & CEO. Through
On April 28, 2015, the Chicago Infrastructure Trust hosted its CNG Industry Forum. A list of companies in attendance at the Forum is available here. Forum Presentations Scott Perry, Vice President, Supply Management & Global Fuel Products, Ryder Fleet Management Solutions, Ryder Systems Inc. Samantha Bingham, Environmental Policy Analyst, Chicago Department of Transportation & Coordinator, Clean Cities Chicago Bob Fahlstrom, City of Chicago Department of