The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, is hosting an open ideas workshop. You’re Invited!

The two-week charrette will kick off with an event on Tuesday, September 23 featuring a presentation from Cook County leadership on the redevelopment process, insights from civic organizations, public comments, and a hands-on workshop. Over the next two weeks, invited organizations and other interested parties will create development briefs suggesting possible uses and design concepts for the site.

The charrette results will be presented at a second event at the Chicago Architecture Foundation on Tuesday, October 7. Metropolitan Planning Council, Landmarks Illinois, Chicago Central Area Committee, Lambda Alpha/Ely Chapter and others will offer design/development concepts, followed by a panel discussion.

Information on both free events is as follows:

Unlocking the Value of the Old Cook County Hospital: Open Forum and Charrette Kickoff
Tuesday, September 23, 5pm-8pm
LOCATION: Hektoen Building Auditorium
627 S. Wood Street, Chicago, IL
Registration is encouraged, but not required. Visit to register

Charrette Results and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 7, 5pm-8pm
(reception 5-6pm, program 6-8pm)
LOCATION: CAF Lecture Hall,
224 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Space is limited and registration is required. Visit to register

We look forward to your participation.