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State Street Holiday Lights Proposal

Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) is seeking proposals from experienced urban planning, landscape design, urban design, electrical engineering and professional commercial lighting firms to develop, design, install, and uninstall a holiday light program on State Street in the Chicago Loop.

Qualified applicants will have proven experience creating holiday light displays in urban settings for other neighborhood organizations, special service areas, business improvement districts, municipalities, and civic organizations.

As the sole service provider for Special Service Area #1-2015, Chicago Loop Alliance is tasked with programming and maintaining a high performing street in the heart of the central business district. CLA seeks a plan for the holiday lighting of State Street, including both recommendations that can be accomplished by CLA and SSA #1-2015 alone, and improvements that CLA can accomplish through partnerships.

Proposal Submission

Proposals are due on May 28, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Late submissions will not be considered. Interviews for the top candidates will be scheduled on June 7, 2022.

Please address all proposal submissions and inquiries to:

Michael Edwards

President & CEO
Chicago Loop Alliance
55 W Monroe Street, Suite 2660 Chicago IL 60603
(312) 782-9160


Both paper submissions and electronic submissions will be accepted, but electronic submissions are preferred. If submitting electronically, please submit via email to michael@chicagoloopalliance.com. If submitting a paper copy, please send to the address above. Please note, Chicago Loop Alliance is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read the full request for proposal here