Bronzeville Lakefront

Brad Despot JLL 312 228 2033
Max Zwolan JLL 312 228 3390
Few places in the nation are as historically and culturally important as Chicago’s Bronzeville, a city within a city for Black Americans since the early 20th century.
The Bronzeville Lakefront mixed-use development will build on this heritage. Designed hand-in-hand with the community around us, we and our partners at GRIT (Global Research Innovation Technology) will transform a largely vacant 100-acre site — including the former Michael Reese Medical Center — into a multicultural and inclusive epicenter of innovation. That starts with a world-class life sciences innovation center and extends to 9 acres of added open space, a vibrant commercial district, thousands of residences for every generation and every income level, and bridges connecting it all to Chicago’s glorious lakefront. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for people first, Bronzeville Lakefront is destined to be among the world’s most sustainable large-scale developments. For information about this regenerative update to Chicago, visit our website.
Square Feet of Entire Development
Jobs, direct and indirect
Direct and Indirect Economic Impact

Our GRIT Partners

Bronzeville Community Development Partnership
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
Loop Capital Management
McLaurin Development Partners


Location Map

Featured News

‘Gradually, And Then All Of A Sudden': Propelled By Lake County, Chicago Life Sciences Are Ready For Liftoff
Long-planned redevelopment of former Michael Reese Hospital site kicks off
Bronzeville Lakefront, a $7 billion Megadevelopment, Breaks Ground

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