Friends of Downtown

Next Brown Bag Luncheon

What’s New in Downtown Chicago

Thursday, November 6th, at 12.15 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
Millennium Room

2013 Best of Downtown Awards

Congratulations to our 2013 Best of Downtown Awardees!

Around 80 people enjoyed the gorgeous summer weather at Cliff Dweller's on June 3rd, 2014 to see the presentation of our 2013 Best of Downtown Awards. Although all of the nominees were "winners" by contributing significantly to the beauty and vitality of downtown Chicago, the following nominees received the most votes in the competitive categories and were given awards at the event.

See 2013 Awardees here !

About Us

Friends of Downtown is the voice for intelligent planning and urban design for downtown Chicago. Founded in 1981, we are recognized as a vital and influential component of the city’s design and building process.

Friends of Downtown directly influences planning and development decisions through debate, public advocacy, and cooperation with other civic organizations. We create awareness of important issues affecting downtown, enabling citizens to develop their understanding and voice their opinions of Chicago’s physical and social environment.

Members throughout the metropolitan area are committed to ensuring that downtown Chicago remains the well-designed, vibrant, economic heart of the city.





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