We develop commercial real estate and related enterprises that contribute to the revitalization of underserved urban communities and provide attractive returns to our partners
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Bronzeville Cookin’
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We are creating a unique dining destination and culinary incubator celebrating the cuisines, cultures, and communities of peoples of African descent at 51st Street and the CTA Green Line.
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The Forum

We are working with several partners to redevelop The Forum performance and retail complex at 43rd Street and the CTA Green Line and to revitalize historic 43rd Street.
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Working with Community Partners

We work with key community, regional, and national groups to facilitate a coordinated and strategic approach to community development.
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Challenges in Rebuilding Bronzeville
A Chicago Case Example

The challenges and opportunities of Chicago’s Bronzeville community are similar to those of many inner city communities. Despite a rich history of vibrant black commerce and culture, the Bronzeville economy is a shambles, jobs are scarce, quality retail is absent, and most Bronzeville residents are poor, un- or underemployed, and subject to rates of illness and crime far above that of the broader population.

At the same time, Bronzeville has seen a resurgence in interest from middle- and upper-income home-buyers betting on cheap land, gracious boulevards, and proximity to the Loop and to the Lake. Moreover, cash is available, though a significant portion comes from public support payments. And unmet retail and job needs also present attractive business opportunities. Urban Juncture is dedicated to addressing these challenges and opportunities, by bringing commerce back into poor urban communities, in the service of all residents.
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Chicago United names Urban Juncture, Inc. founder one of Chicago‘s “Business Leaders of Color”
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a McKinsey & Company “deep dive” study performed in conjunction with the Grand Boulevard Federation, a group of leading social service agencies, and focused on an extended Grand Boulevard community, comprised of roughly 40% of Bronzeville’s residents, revealed an even deeper set of needs...