On October 1st, Ken DeMuth participated in the Preservation Green Lab hosted by the ULI and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Partnership for Building Reuse was created in 2012 to enhance opportunities for building reuse in major U.S. cities.
Repurposing older, underutilized buildings to new uses is
environmentally sustainable, can transform a source of blight into a
neighborhood anchor and can also reap economic benefits. Recognizing the
importance of building reuse in creating healthy, sustainable
communities, the goal of the Partnership is to make it easier for
property owners and developers to reuse older buildings instead of
tearing down and building anew.
The Partnership will identify the most significant barriers to building
reuse in Chicago and develop recommendations to overcome them. In
addition to an in-depth analysis of building characteristics and related
attributes, the Partnership will conduct interviews and convene
industry experts to facilitate a sharing of knowledge and experience in
building reuse, leading us towards potential solutions that are grounded
For more information on the ULI Partnership for Building Re-Use, please see: http://chicago.uli.org/uli-in-the-community/partnership-building-reuse/