Framework for the Future: A Stronger Public/Private Partnership for the Loop (2010-2011)

Ty Tabing, Executive Director
Chicago Loop Alliance

Working closely with the staff and leadership of the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA), as well as staff and leaders from the City of Chicago, Centro Inc. was engaged to develop a framework strategy for the future of the Chicago Loop Alliance organization to help inform and guide public and private sector leaders on the opportunities, challenges and existing needs downtown during the transition in mayoral leadership. In developing the framework report, Centro worked with CLA to define the potential roles and responsibilities of the public and private sectors in future downtown development and identified the positioning of the organization to operate in the new mayoral administration. Both public and private sector stakeholders were engaged to identify the economic, organizational and service implications of establishing a downtown special district, and the structures of BIDs in multiple other comparable cities were examined and explored.