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REJournals: Eisenberg Foundation announces 11th Annual Real Estate Challenge

Friday, February 19, 2021

The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation announced its 11th Annual Real Estate Challenge. Student teams will be tasked with creating and conceptualizing a hypothetical development plan for a site on Chicago’s South Side in the Woodlawn neighborhood near the historic Jackson Park. The site is a short walk to the Museum of Science & Industry and the future Obama Presidential Center.

Since 2011, the Eisenberg Foundation has held this annual competition that challenges undergraduate and graduate collegiate teams to assume the role of developer to create a plan to invest in a notable site or neighborhood in Chicago. Past challenge sites include the former Cabrini Green public housing projects, the former US Steel Southworks site, the former Marshall Fields/Macy’s Warehouse just north of downtown Chicago, and several additional historically significant locations.

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