Church Street Plaza

Evanston, Illinois | Retail & Mixed Use

Adjacent to Northwestern University and served by two commuter train lines, this mixed-use complex creates a new, thriving center on a former brownfield site. ELS assisted the developer, with input from the City of Evanston and Northwestern University, in creating a masterplan, assembling land, and securing community support for the project which has been a significant catalyst for reinvigorating downtown Evanston. The program includes a retail and cinema pavilion, hotel, offices and a residential tower served, in part, by a district parking structure. (DeStefano + Partners was the architect of record).

Awards and Publications

Chicago Building Congress, New Construction/Suburbs Merit Awards Finalist, 2002, Illinois Indiana Masonry Council, Best Industrial Commercial Award for Excellence in Masonry Design Execution, 2001, Urban Land Institute, Retail Development, June 2008, Urban Land Institute, Getting Density Right, 2008, Urban Spaces No. 4, 2006

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