Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Friday Forum: Discusson on Mixed Use Development

Friday Forum

Where: Room 110 Cuppa Hall

When: Noon

Free Pizza and Soda

The USX South Works site on Chicago's southeast side was once the site of one of the country's largest steel plants. In the mid 1950's, the 600 acre facility employed over 20,000 workers. Fundamental changes in the steel industry and the gradual obsolescence of this manufacturing
plant, brought about the decline and eventual closure of steel making operations in the early 1980's.

McCaffery Interests is responsible for managing Lakeside Development, the transformation of the former 600 acre U.S. Steel mill site located in south Chicago into a mixed-used LEED-ND Platinum new community. The site has over 800 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan and is one of the largest single tracts of land available for redevelopment in the city. Factors that have hindered redevelopment include the lack of easy access to the expressway system and blighted conditions in the surrounding neighborhood.

Nasutsa Mabwa, MUPP is Project Manager-Development at McCaffery Interests. Mainly focused on strategic and operational management, Nasutsa interfaces with municipal government and leads the development team to ensure successful completion of Lakeside Development. She was formerly Director of Development at Mayor's Office of Workforce
Development, GIS Manager at Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, and City Planner at Dept of Planning and Development, City of Chicago.

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