In Spring 2015, PORT and R2 Companies developed a near-term vision for Chicago’s Goose Island that kick-started zoning changes and public realm initiatives for the North Branch Chicago River Corridor.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Client: R2 Companies

PORT collaborated with R2 companies on the visioning study. Rather than creating a master plan or set of fixed development recommendations, the project endeavored to catalyze a larger conversation about the urbanistic future of Goose Island. There is increasing and varied interest in the future of Goose Island and allowing these varied interests to be pursued in an ad-hoc way may foreclose on long-term potential in pursuit of short-term gain. In order to reach this potential, some degree of coordination and consensus around the island must be established. The Goose Island Vision 2025 is a necessary first step.