University of Illinois at Chicago’s $100 million expansion project


Taft Assists University of Illinois at Chicago With New Residence Hall Project

The University of Illinois at Chicago finalized its plans to build a $100 million residence hall and academic hall on its Near West Side campus. The project is a public-private partnership, with a long-term ground lease and tax-exempt bond financing. The 10-story, 550-bed tower at the corner of Harrison and Morgan streets will also include a two-story academic wing with classroom and study space, as well as a retail area.

This will be the first new student housing facility built on the campus in more than a decade and is needed to handle the growth in freshman students at the campus. Construction is scheduled to begin in December 2018 and to be completed in July 2019.

Taft represented University of Illinois at Chicago with a team including Howard Zweig (Picture), James Shanahan and Karl Camillucci.

Involved fees earner: Howard Zweig – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; James D. Shanahan – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Karl Camillucci – Taft Stettinius & Hollister;

Law Firms: Taft Stettinius & Hollister;

Clients: University of Illinois; University of Illinois at Chicago;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti