Stephen Friedman, president of Chicago’s SB Friedman Development Advisors, was awarded the 2013 James Felt Creative Counseling Award for his work as development adviser to the city of Park Ridge, Ill., from 2002 to 2011.
Friedman played a major role in the development of the city’s Uptown Master Plan known as the Bredemann/Reservoir Area.
Friedman was presented with his award April 30 at The Counselors of Real Estate’s midyear meetings in New York City.
The Felt Award goes to those members whose work brings the most benefit to a community and its citizens.
The goal of the Park Ridge project was to create a walkable downtown, organizing the downtown around a “city commons.”