“[A] comprehensive, implementation-oriented and economically-viable master plan for the reuse and redevelopment of the Outer Harbor.”
Reputed Chicago architectural firm Perkins + Will were ultimately selected as the ‘winning’ team due to their master blueprint for development and land use on the Outer Harbor. The deadline for Perkins + Will to submit their blueprint is October 1st of this year, this proposal is subject to approval by local and state agencies as well as public meetings. Perkins + Will state their goal as:
“To encourage active use of the outer harbor while preserving public access and linking it to downtown and the Canalside district.”
Furthermore, the firm has experience with cold-weather climates,having worked in Toronto and Ottawa, as well as with post-industrial waterfronts. They are responsible for several waterfront revitalization on brownfield sites in Washington D.C., California, and New York.