CHICAGO (CBS) — Students from nine Midwestern universities will be competing Saturday for a chance to have an impact on one of the neediest neighborhoods in Chicago.
Teams of students will be competing in the 6th Annual Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation (HEEF) Midwest Real Estate Challenge.READ MORE: Allan M. Brown Of Countryside Is The Suspect In Kenosha Police Shooting
HEEF board member Jenna Goebig said the teams will present their proposals on what to do with nearly 7.5 acres of city-owned land at 63rd and Halsted streets in Englewood, site of the old Englewood Mall, and right next to where a new Whole Foods Market is being built.
“Students are going to bring their full redevelopment proposals for this parcel of land. We’ve asked them provide everything from the redevelopment plan that includes property analysis, zoning and entitlement analysis, marketing and development strategies,” she said.