Great Place Project

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Great Place Project, a collaborative effort of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic’s Moving Matters program and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce. This is the fifth year of creating great places throughout Cook County and Grand Portage.

What is a Great Place?

A great place is inviting, beautiful, and catches the eye. It reflects the unique character and identity of the community. And a great place encourages people to slow down and spend time there. Placemaking comes in many varieties, from public art to seating – new ideas and innovation are encouraged! Past projects can be viewed on our website at 2017 Great Place Projects, 2016 Great Place Projects, 2015 Great Place Projects, and 2014 Great Place Projects.

2018 Great Place Project

The Great Place Project is a friendly, local opportunity to seek funds for creating high impact, low cost great places. As always, funded projects will be those which demonstrate a keen ability to create small nooks of beauty in the built environment. We want to invest in projects with sufficient “pop” that they cause people to stop for a longer look. Placemaking comes in many varieties, from public art to seating – new ideas and innovation are encouraged!

The Great Place Project is sponsored by the Moving Matters project of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce.