The 2019 Magnificent Mile® Beautification Awards were presented Tuesday, October 8 at the Magnificent Mile Association’s Fall Membership luncheon held at the Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile. Even with extreme weather fluctuations over the past four seasons, from polar vortexes to drenching rains, the landscaped gardens along The Magnificent Mile and in the surrounding neighborhoods of the District have never looked better!

Members of the Planning & Advocacy Division’s Public Way Committee judged each property on North Michigan Avenue and rated their landscaped parkway gardens as well as the condition of sidewalks, facades, and trees. A total of 39 awards were presented at the luncheon under the categories of Chairman’s Landscape of the Year, Honor, Merit, Neighborhood Recognition, and Landscape Contractor.

The Association was pleased to award the 2019 Chairman’s Landscape Award to the property at 625 N. Michigan Avenue which is managed by Golub Realty Services and to their property’s landscape contractor, Clarence Davids & Company.

The Public Way Committee would like to thank all the property owners, building managers, and landscape contractors for their commitment to maintaining and enhancing the beauty of the Magnificent Mile District. The Committee would also like to thank the Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago and their General Manager, Fred Fletcher, for graciously hosting our Public Way Committee for breakfast after the beautification walks this past year.

Below is a list of the 2018/2019 four seasonal award winners and all the individual property and landscape contractor winners:
  • Chairman's Landscape of the Year Award
    • 625 N. Michigan Avenue – Golub Realty Services/Clarence Davids & Company
  • Seasonal Winners

    Fall 2018

    605 N. Michigan Avenue –Brookfield Property Retail/Landscape Concepts Management


    Winter 2018-19

    605 N. Michigan Avenue –Brookfield Property Retail/Landscape Concepts Management


    Spring 2019

    118 E. Erie Street – The Ritz-Carlton Residences


    Summer 2019    

    676 N. Michigan Avenue - CBRE and the Omni Chicago Hotel/ Interior Garden Services, Inc

  • Honor Awards
    • 118 E. Erie Street – The Ritz-Carlton Residences
    • 400-410 N. Michigan Avenue – The Wrigley Building/Zeller Realty Group/Moore Landscapes
    • 600 N. Michigan Avenue – Mid-America Asset Management, Inc./Woodlawns Landscape Company, Inc.
    • 605 N. Michigan Avenue –Brookfield Properties Retail/Landscape Concepts Management
    • 626 N. Michigan Avenue – Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago/Interior Garden Services, Inc
    • 633 N. Michigan Avenue – Burberry/Clarence Davids & Company
    • 663-673 N. Michigan Avenue –Cushman & Wakefield/Interior Garden Services, Inc.
    • 676 N. Michigan Avenue, CBRE and the Omni Hotel Chicago/ Clarence Davids & Company
    • 701 N. Michigan Avenue – Mid-America Asset Management, Inc./Woodlawns Landscape Company, Inc.
    • 730 N. Michigan Avenue – Ponte Gadea & Colliers International/Landscape Concepts Management
    • 875 N. Michigan Avenue – The Hearn Company/Interior Garden Services, Inc.
    • 900 N. Michigan Avenue – The 900 North Michigan Shops/Landscape Concepts Management
  • Merit Awards
    • 401 N. Michigan Avenue – Zeller Realty Group/Moore Landscapes/Brightview Landscape Services
    • 430 N. Michigan Avenue – The Realtors Building/GNP Partners
    • 520 N. Michigan Avenue – The Shops at North Bridge/Macerich
    • 540 N. Michigan Avenue – Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
    • 645 N. Michigan Avenue – 645 N. Michigan, The Feil Organization/BrightView Landscape Services
    • 679 N. Michigan Avenue -Water Tower Realty Management Company/Moore Landscapes
    • 700 N. Michigan Avenue – Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation
    • 717 N. Michigan Avenue –Acadia Realty Trust/Clarence Davids & Company
    • 800 N. Michigan Avenue – Park Hyatt Chicago/BrightView Landscape Services
    • 835 N. Michigan Avenue – Water Tower Place/Brookfield Properties Retail/BrightView Landscape Services
    • 980 N. Michigan Avenue – Franklin Partners, LLC
  • Neighborhood Recognition Awards

    Michigan Avenue Area

    • The Wrigley Building, Walkway Cafés, 400-410 N. Michigan Avenue
    • Realtor Building/GNP Management Group, LLC for Plaza of the Americas, 430 N. Michigan Avenue


    Gold Coast/Near North

    • Waldorf Astoria Chicago, 11 E. Walton Street
    • Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse, 1028 N. Rush Street


    River North

    • The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie Street
    • East Bank Storage, 429 W. Ohio Street



    • Corner Bakery, 676 N. St. Clair Street
    • Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, 243 E. Ontario Street


    South of the River

    • MILA, 200 N. Michigan Avenue
    • Land & Lake Kitchen, 81 E. Wacker Drive
  • Landscape Contractor Awards
    • BrightView Landscape Services for: 401,645, 800 and 835 N. Michigan Avenue
    • Clarence Davids & Company for: 625, 633 and 717 N. Michigan Avenue
    • Interior Garden Services, Inc. for: 626, 663-673, 676 and 875 N. Michigan Avenue
    • Landscape Concepts Management for: 605,730 and 900 N. Michigan Avenue
    • Moore Landscapes, Inc. for: 400-410 and 679 N. Michigan Avenue
    • Woodlawns Landscape Company for: 600 and 701 N Michigan Avenue