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House of Hope

House of Hope | Chicago, IL

IFG Role:

IFG served as the owner's representative for the House of Hope overseeing the development, design and construction of the proposed Church and Community Center including the related site and infrastructure improvements.  IFG personnel provided project management services including program and design review, contract negotiations, construction oversight, operations and naming rights consulting.

IFG Management also served as the building operator for its first two years and coordinated all "start up" activities including:  development of a marketing plan, booking policies and rental rates, parking and traffic management planning, emergency response plan, standard operating procedures, budgeting, ticket office operations, sponsorship, service contracts and more.

Client: Salem Baptist Church
Tenant: Salem Baptist Church
Description: Built in the historic Pullman District of Chicago, the House of Hope helped to revitalized 22.5 acres of an underutilized industrial site. The facility includes 10,000 fixed and removable seats, 3 regulation size basketball courts, 8 meeting/multi-purpose spaces, track and parking for 2,120 cars. 
Architect: Archideas
Builder: James McHugh Construction Company
Project Cost: $54 million
Completion: July 2005