SOAR's Beautification Awards, now in its 34th season, is the first of its kind in Streeterville--and a model for similar Chicago community beautification programs. The awards program was established to encourage buildings in our neighborhood to upgrade their landscaping to make Streeterville the most beautiful neighborhood in Chicago. I realize that this is an ambitious goal and not one that every Chicago neighborhood can achieve--either because of community priorities or economics. In fact, I admire residents who, despite significant challenges, manage to plant flowers along their streets and even vegetable gardens in empty spaces. But as one journalist recently put it, "The future of Streeterville is the future of Chicago." As a destination community, Streeterville is "Chicago's Neighborhood." When residents and other stakeholders put funds and energy to work in beautifying our landscapes, we are putting out a beautiful "welcome sign" for visitors here--and also for investors in the community.
Now the nominations for 2015 are over and the nominees are ready for voting. Cast your ballot HERE.
Winners in Residential, Commercial and Institutional categories will be presented at the Annual Meeting, which will be announced shortly.