LISC CHICAGO ANNOUNCES OPENING OF APPLICATIONS FOR 28TH ANNUAL CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AWARDS TO RECOGNIZE NEW BUILDING PROJECTS WITH COMMUNITY IMPACT

The 2022 Awards Will Honor Top Community Development Projects and Architectural Achievements, including the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design

 

LISC CHICAGO ANNOUNCES OPENING OF APPLICATIONS FOR 28TH ANNUAL CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AWARDS TO RECOGNIZE NEW BUILDING PROJECTS WITH COMMUNITY IMPACT

The 2022 Awards Will Honor Top Community Development Projects and Architectural Achievements, including the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design


LISC Chicago today announced the opening of applications for the 2022 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDAs) and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design, which will be accepted through December 13, 2021. Now entering its 28th year, the CNDAs annually recognize the essential role that both nonprofit and for-profit developers play in building communities throughout Chicago.


The CNDAs are the largest and most venerated celebration of the creativity and community investments that transform neighborhoods across the city each year. They recognize the outstanding achievements in neighborhood real estate development and community building, especially the achievements of community development corporations (CDCs), other community-based organizations and for-profit developers working to build stronger neighborhoods in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design was established to recognize the importance of great architecture and craftsmanship to city life.


Categories include:

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Creative Placemaking Award

The Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Community Plan Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Healthy Community Award

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Outstanding Non-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project

The Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award

The Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project Award

The Woods Fund Chicago Power of Community Award

Past winners of CNDAs have included Englewood Urban Farms, the Center on Halsted, and Accion Chicago and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago for The Hatchery. Notable projects receiving the Richard H. Driehaus Award include the Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), Garfield Market (Architects of the Chicago Park District) and La Casa Norte Foundation Center (Landon Bone Baker). View all past winners of the CNDAs and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award at lisc-cnda.org.


"LISC Chicago is proud to host the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards and recognize the innovative contributions of non-profit and for-profit developers throughout Chicago's communities," said Meghan Harte, Executive Director of LISC Chicago. "They have an enormous impact on our city and the quality of life for the people who live here, and we are thrilled to celebrate and honor them with the recognition they deserve."


Applications are due by 5 p.m. Central on December 13, 2021. Applications must be submitted online. A virtual Q&A outlining the CNDA application process will be held on November 19 at 10 a.m. Anyone interested can RSVP to cnda@lisc.org to attend the optional webinar. To apply and for more information on project eligibility and rules please visit http://app.lisc-cnda.org/.


About LISC

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America—great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. Since 1979, LISC has invested $20 billion to build or rehab 400,500 affordable homes and apartments and develop 66.8 million square feet of retail, community and educational space. For more information, please visit lisc.org/chicago.

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