4:30 pm16:30

SAVE THE DATE: WCA Networking Event

  • Sepia Private Events

Join us for networking at Proxi Chicago.  Proxi is the latest creation of award winning chef Andrew Zimmerman and owner Emmanuel Nony.  We will host at Sepia Private event space and attendees will have the opportunity for a special tour of Proxi.

Registration opening soon!  Get your tickets as soon as we open up registration.  Space is limited for this special event.

4:30 pm16:30

West Wednesday Networking Event

  • Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites

Join us for our upcoming networking event hosted at Hampton Inn/ Homewood Suites located at 118 North Jefferson Street.   Attendees will enjoy drinks/apps in the hotels spacious garden terrace.

Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites outdoor terrace

Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites outdoor terrace



5:30 pm17:30

Real Estate Panel: West Loop and Fulton Market District

  • Soho House - Cinema Room

We are excited to announce an upcoming WCA Real Estate panel discussion moderated by Larry Adelson of Chico & Nunes featuring Jeff Shapack of Shapack Partners, Matt Garrison of R^2 Companies, and Scott Goodman of Farpoint Development on Thursday June 15th, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30PM at Soho House.

The panel discussion will give you an opportunity to learn about West Loop and Fulton Market District development from some of the key developers in the neighborhood.

Seating is very limited and is expected to fill-up fast. WCA Member only event.

12:00 pm12:00

WCA Luncheon



Join us for a luncheon to learn more about the connector transit initiative by Chicago Central Area Committee to increase connectivity to the Central Area/West Loop.  

The Chicago Central Area Committee (CCAC) is a diverse coalition of leading business, institutions, and nonprofit organizations who all share an interest in supporting strategic planning and development activities that strengthen our city’s competitive edge and enhance its urban quality of life. Since 1956, the CCAC has been an influential force in decisions that affect the future of Chicago. We have a nearly six-decade history of influencing strategic planning choices in Chicago and facilitating the discussion on challenging issues that affect the nation’s third-largest city. Since our founding in 1956, CCAC members have worked in partnership with the City of Chicago on every major comprehensive plan that has focused on the development of downtown Chicago, including most recently the 2009 Central Area Action Plan. Since 2013, in an effort to supplement the City of Chicago’s planning capacity, we have been engaged in an ongoing series of major initiatives based upon the chapter-by-chapter recommendations of the Central Area Action Plan aimed at identifying projects of merit and developing consensus to move them forward

Guest Speakers:

Kelly O'Brien & Ed Zotti

Topic: Connector Transitway

1:00 pm13:00

West Loop Design Guidelines - Visioning Workshop

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has started a process to establish guidelines that will foster excellence in design within the West Loop. As the West Loop has evolved, the City of Chicago has undertaken planning efforts to encourage the thoughtful re-development of this area.

Public input will be a key step in that process. On April 22, DPD will host a Community Visioning Workshop to solicit public feedback. The meeting will be a highly-interactive, creative experience. Participants will be engaged to help the City identify how design can address challenges and support opportunities in anticipation of the West Loop’s continuing development.

Workshop activities will cover best practices from building design around the world, prioritization of design ideas that are most suited to the West Loop, and a discussion of community amenities that would be most beneficial to local residents.

Community Visioning Workshop
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 a.m.-noon
WeWork: Fulton Market
220 N. Green St.

Chicago, IL 60607
RSVP at this link

Further information is available at DPD's website. If you have any questions or comments, please emaildpd@cityofchicago.org, or contact the department on Twitter or Facebook