Welcome to the Near South Side
Chicago's Near South is a community reborn. It is home to thriving businesses, five historic districts, covers at least eight TIF Districts; and includes major Cultural and Educational institutions in the City of Chicago. Looking today at the area just south of the Loop, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River, you'll find a vibrant place where you can live, work, play, study, and shop.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE NEAR SOUTH
Near South Planning Board
will host its annual
December Breakfast Program
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Renaissance Blackstone Hotel
636 S. Michigan Avenue
Registration & Member Connections: 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Program: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Spotlighting the Near South
How the film industry is affecting the business economy
Director, Chicago Film Office
The Near South Side has increasingly become a popular area for filming, especially for television series such as Empire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire. According to the Chicago Film Office, these production companies are frequently scouting buildings in our area and are always looking for businesses that are interested in identifying locations. Join us for an entertaining and informative morning as Mr. Rich Moskal outlines what the film industry means for the city and especially for the Near South community.
NEAR SOUTH PLANNING BOARD'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
2300 S. Michigan Avenue
Friday, December 4, 2015
5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Celebrate with us at the Shelby and experience a great evening of drinks, fellowship and taste of the Near South. Our silent auction is the perfect place to pick up great last minute holidy gifts.
Raffles and Silent Auction proceeds will benefit NSPB and its Authors in the Schools Program.
Please RSVP by Monday, November 30, 2015
to Rudy@theNSPB.com or 312-987-1980.
If you still need to pay your ticket for Near South Planning Board's Annual Membership Meeting that took place on October 27, 2015 at Hilton Chicago please pay below. Thank you and we hope you enjoyed the program .
THE NEAR SOUTH SIDE - A PLACE TO LIVE, PLAY AND WORK
From young singles to empty-nesters, people are finding homes in new high-rise towers, in rehabilitated coach houses, in lofts converted from old warehouses, or in communities of new townhouses.
Explore our diverse neighborhoods and visit the restaurants, retail shops, museums, galleries and historic sites of spots like Printers Row, Chinatown, the Prairie Avenue Historic District, Motor Row, and Central Station for just a start. Experience amazing events at McCormick Place, the nation's largest convention center; or peruse the White Sox schedule for a home game at U.S. Cellular Field.
All in all, the Near South encompasses many amenities from retail, health care, fitness, churches, hospitals... the essentials that link you to the community. It's also a center for education. Over 24 colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning call the Near South home.
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