The Magnificent Mile Association’s Planning and Advocacy Division creates value for businesses, properties, and institutions in The Magnificent Mile district by protecting and enhancing the physical environment and advocating on behalf of its members. The division works with stakeholders to maintain and enhance the experience on ‘One of The Great Avenues of the World’ and throughout the mixed-use district for visitors, shoppers, office workers, and residents. 

Beautification Awards

The Summer 2023 Magnificent Mile® Beautification Walk was held on July 26 by the Planning and Advocacy Division’s Public Way Committee. Once again, members of the Committee graded each property on North Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Oak Street and acknowledged those properties that provided the most visually exciting parkway gardens for the vibrant summer season.

The Public Way Committee would like to thank all of the property owners and their landscape contractors who worked so diligently in preparing their beautiful garden designs and maintaining outstanding public way conditions along The Magnificent Mile. We would also like to thank the Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago, 626 N. Michigan Avenue, for graciously hosting a luncheon and committee review meeting after the Summer Beautification Walk.


Congratulations to the 2023 Summer Winners!



Seasonal Winners

  • Summer 2023
    First Place

    663, 669, 637 North Michigan Avenue
    Property Owner: MARK
    Property Manager: Cushman & Wakefield
    Landscaper: IGS Plantscaping Group


    Second Place

    875 N. Michigan Avenue
    Property Owner: JHTC Holdings, LLC
    Property Manager: Hearn
    Landscaper: IGS Plantscaping Group


    Third Place

    625 N. Michigan Avenue
    Property Owner: 625 N. Michigan (Chicago) LLC
    Property Manager: Golub Realty Services
    Landscaper: Clarence Davids & Company


    Exceptional Design

    401/435 N. Michigan Avenue
    Property Owner: Walton Street Capital, Tribune Tower, and University of Chicago
    Property Manager: Zeller
    Landscaper: Twin Oaks Landscaping & Oswego Landscape Management


    Exceptional Design

    505 N. Michigan Avenue
    Property Owner: Strategic Hotels & Resorts
    Property Manager: InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
    Landscaper/Exterior Decor: Kehoe Designs


  • 2018/2019 Winter/Holiday

    We are pleased to announce the winning property for the Winter/Holiday 2018/2019 season is:

    1. 605 N. Michigan Avenue/Brookfield Properties Retail

           Landscape Contractor:  Landscape Concepts Management


    The next top scoring properties for the Winter/Holiday season are:

    2. (tie)   118 E. Erie Street, Ritz Carlton Residences

    2. (tie)   626 N. Michigan Avenue/Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago

               Landscape Contractor: Interior Garden Services, Inc.

    3. (tie) 875 N. Michigan Avenue/The Hearn Company

              Landscape Contractor: Interior Garden Services, Inc.

    3. (tie) 625 N. Michigan Avenue/Golub Realty Services

               Landscape Contractor:  Clarence Davids & Company

    3. (tie) 600 N. Michigan Avenue/Mid-America Asset Management, Inc.

               Woodlawns Landscape Company, Inc.

  • Fall 2017

    625 N. Michigan Avenue – Golub Realty Services/Clarence Davids & Company

  • Winter 2017-18

    663-673 N. Michigan Avenue – PPF/MB N. Michigan Avenue Venture, LLC. & Cushman & Wakefield/Interior Garden Services, Inc.

  • Spring 2018

    730 N. Michigan Avenue – Ponte Gadea & Colliers International/Landscape Concepts Management

  • Summer 2018

    663-673 N. Michigan Avenue – PPF/MB N. Michigan Avenue Venture, LLC. & Cushman & Wakefield/Interior Garden Services, Inc.