Boardwalk 2.0

The award-winning Boardwalk opened in 2020 as a way to showcase the businesses on Restaurant Row, the 14 food businesses that attract 200,000 patrons from within a 20-mile radius and employ 200 persons.

By being both modular and mobile, Boardwalk 2.0 makes an easy and visually attractive pop-up space that can be placed curbside or on a lot.

Boardwalk 2.0 can become the ‘place to be’ post-Covid-19 on the southside where residents and visitors experience the unique offerings each corridor has.

Awards Received

Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA)

Established in 1995, the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) annually recognize the essential role that both non-profit and for-profit developers play in building communities in Chicago-area neighborhoods.

CNDA recognizes the outstanding achievement 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 healthier neighborhoods in the Chicago metropolitan area.

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

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Creative Placemaking Award recognizes projects in the Chicago region that leverage the power of the arts, culture and creativity to serve a community’s interest while driving a broader agenda of change, growth and transformation in a way that builds character and quality of place.

2021 CNU Charter Award

The 75th Street Boardwalk in Chicago, Illinois, was created to activate economic and social activity during Covid. Site design group won a 2021 CNU Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category.

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