Loyola University Chicago

Community Relations

Lake Shore Campus (LSC)

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The Lake Shore Campus serves as academic campus for over 8,000 students, as well as main residential campus for more than 3,000 undergraduate students. This campus is not only the largest employer in Edgewater and Rogers Park, offering employment to more than 2,000 faculty and staff, but it is also the largest institutional planned development in the neighborhoods. It boasts more than 40 buildings over 30 acres of land, including:

  • Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, a national historic landmark building
  • The newly renovated 45,000 square-foot Joseph J. Gentile Arena
  • Michael R. and Marilyn Quinlan Life Sciences Education and Research Center, an innovative facility featuring state-of-the-art science labs
  • Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, a 72,000 square-foot environmentally friendly annex to the main Cudahy Library that is Silver Level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified
  • The Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Athletic facilities, including an outdoor track and a sand volleyball court
  • The new Cuneo Hall, one of the most innovative and energy conscious buildings in the Midwest
  • Seven buildings rated as significant by the City of Chicago Landmark’s division
  • Madonna della Strada Chapel, which hosts public services and concerts
  • An Archdiocesan seminary, St. Joseph’s College Seminary
  • Newhart Family Theatre, named after Loyola alumnus and comedian Bob Newhart, is located on the second floor of Mundelein. It acts as Loyola’s main stage and an intimate theatre for performers and their audience.

History:

  • 2012 Loyola announces plans for two new mixed use buildings on Sheridan Road in conjunction with redevelopment of Loyola Station and CTA Plaza.
  • 2012 Kenmore Avenue closed to construct two new residences halls and Center for Sustainable Urban Living
  • 2011 Loyola and CTA announce partnership to expand and renovate Loyola Station
  • 2011 Second Community Relations Perception Survey administered revealing
  • 2010 Institutional Planned Development #34 Amendment passes City Council
  • 2010 The Flats at Loyola Station opens
  • 2008 Economic Impact Analysis reveals that Loyola expenditures generate the equivalent of 53,000 jobs in the Chicago regional economy
  • 2008 First Community Relations Perception Survey administered to over 19,000 people
  • 2008 The Morgan at Loyola Station opens
  • 2008 Loyola Facilities Committee approves Campus Design Guidelines
  • 2007 Loyola analyzes and recommend CTA improvements
  • 2006 McCaffery Interests announces The Morgan at Loyola Station
  • 2005 Loyola TIF Redevelopment Agreement with the City of Chicago designates funding for Landmark Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts
  • 2004 Loyola sells Granville property to Access Realty who announces The Granville Condominiums
  • 2004 TIF Design Guidelines Committee
  • 2004 Loyola engages Dober, Lidskey, Craig of Massachusetts to complete Lake Shore Campus Master Plan
  • 2004 Loyola sells Granville property to Access Realty who announces The Granville Condominiums
  • 2002 Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District Community Task Force