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Assignments in the City of Chicago

Since 1997, Goodman Williams Group has completed more than four dozen assignments in the City of Chicago, both in the Central Area and in neighborhoods on the North, South, and West Sides. These have included market analyses for corridor and neighborhood plans, economic development strategies, impact analyses, and policy-related research. The following is a partial list of these City assignments.

  • Industrial Usage of Chicago Area Waterway System
  • Citywide Retail Market Study
  • North Branch Industrial Corridor Modernization
  • 63rd Street and Cottage Grove Retail Analysis
  • Millennium Park Impact Study
  • Chicago Loop Alliance Economic Study and Impact Report
  • Chicago Union Station Master Plan
  • Central Area Plan and Central Area Action Plan
  • Central Area land sales database
  • Block 37 planning and impact analyses
  • 2020 Strategy for McCormick Place
  • US Steel Southworks redevelopment plans
  • TIF district redevelopment plans and housing impact studies
  • Western Avenue corridor plan
  • Cicero Avenue corridor plan
  • Six Corners / Portage Park economic development master plan
  • Chicago Rail Economic Opportunity Plan


Community Planning Assignments

Goodman Williams Group has worked in suburban communities throughout the Chicago region as well as in neighboring states. On these planning assignments, Goodman Williams Group adds its market expertise to multidisciplinary consulting teams that typically include land-use planners, urban designers, and transportation firms. The following communities are familiar with our work.

  • Bartlett
  • Barrington
  • Cicero
  • Elmhurst
  • Evanston
  • Gary, Indiana
  • Glenview
  • La Grange
  • Michigan City, Indiana
  • Mokena
  • Naperville
  • Oak Park
  • Oak Forest
  • Palatine
  • Rolling Meadows
  • St. Charles
  • Villa Park
  • Wilmette
  • Winnetka
  • Yorkville


Private-Sector Market Studies

Assignments for private-sector clients typically involve site-specific due diligence, market feasibility, or fiscal impact analyses. Below is a partial list of real estate developers, service firms, and lenders with whom Goodman Williams Group has worked in recent years:

  • Amli Residential
  • Brinshore Development
  • CBRE
  • Clark Street Development
  • Draper and Kramer
  • Daveri Development Group
  • Environmental Law and Policy Center
  • IBI Group
  • JLL
  • McCaffery Interests
  • Mesirow Stein Real Estate
  • Newcastle Limited
  • Rand McNally
  • Related Midwest
  • RSC, Inc.
  • Sho-Deen, Inc.
  • Telesis Corporation
  • The Habitat Company
  • The Community Builders
  • The John Buck Company
  • Urban Street Group
  • Waveland Partners

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