Applications are now being accepted for the 25th annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA), as well as the as well as The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design. Organized by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago, the awards recognize outstanding achievement in neighborhood real estate development, community engagement, neighborhood planning, creative placemaking and building stronger and healthier communities.
“For more than two decades, the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design have celebrated Chicago’s neighborhoods by honoring and recognizing the outstanding achievements in neighborhood real estate development, community engagement and neighborhood planning,” said LISC Chicago’s executive director Meghan Harte, speaking at last year’s event.
Award opportunities include 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 and the Woods Fund Chicago Power of Community Award. A new category this year will award the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Creative Placemaking Award.
Monetary awards will be presented to winners, who will be announced and honored on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at McCormick Place. Applications, which are due by September 17, 2018, can be submitted online.