Developed by Harper Court Partners, LLC (comprised of 
Vermilion Development at JFJ Development Company) 
in partnership with the University of Chicago and the 
City of Chicago, Harper Court is set to return to Hyde Park in 2013 
and provide the community with the destination it needs and so richly deserves. 

To Hyde Park, Harper Court is a gathering place, a community anchor 
and a longtime beacon for the arts. It’s vibrant and alive – a neighborhood 
stronghold with something to say – namely, that it’s been waiting for this.
When all phases are complete, the new Harper Court will deliver 
1.1 million square feet of mixed-use space, blending 250,000 square feet 
of commercial real estate, a select-service Hyatt Place hotel, 
up to 425 residential units, and structured parking. 

100,000 square feet will be dedicated to art, 
entertainment, dining and shopping.

Construction on Harper Court is scheduled for completion in 2013. 
Photo Credits: Harper Court Chicago 
The project is led by developer Harper Court Partners, LLC, which teamed
with the Canyon Johnson Urban Funds (CJUF), a billion-dollar real estate fund
composed of a series of joint ventures between Canyon Capital Realty Advisors
and Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Guided by the former Ald. Toni Preckwinkle and
current Ald. Will Burns, Harper Court’s redevelopment was initiated
by the City of Chicago and the University of Chicago.

For more information, visit HarperCourtChicago.com

LA Fitness Club Opens on Lake Park
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Saturday, December 14th the new LA Fitness Signature Club celebrates the Grand Opening from 10 am - 6pm at the new Harper Court. 5224 S. Lake Park Ave. The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) invites you to take a Club Tour, enjoy a complimentary workout and witness the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Grand Opening of Harper Court Gateway for Shop Local
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

The new Harper Court is a redevelopment of the former shopping center at the corner of East 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue with the same name. Guided by a community planning effort that began more than a decade ago, the new Harper Court celebrated its official Grand Opening on Friday, November 8, 2013. The South East Chicago Commission supports local small businesses on 53rd Street and seeks to galvanize the community to shop locally in all of its business districts.

Harper Court Invites Community to Grand Opening
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The grand opening for Harper Court is scheduled for this Friday November 8th, 2013 with a ribbon cutting in the morning and a community celebration in the evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This event will feature a concert by Grammy Award winning artist Estelle. Performances are also in the works by local DJs, and the Kenwood Marching Band, among others. Food trucks on the surface of Harper Court will showcase some of the food to come, as well as other Hyde Park favorites.

Hyatt Place Announces Grand Opening
Sep 2013 | CEI Media Group

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Olympia Hotel Management today announce the opening of Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center, the first newly built hotel to open in Hyde Park in 50 years. On the heels of June’s opening of Hyatt Place Chicago/River North, this marks the brand’s second location in the city.

CTA No. 192 Stops at 53rd Street's Harper Court
Sep 2013 | CEI Media Group

As Hyde Park's 53rd Street attracts a plethora of new businesses while reshuffling locations of some of the existing retailers, visiting shoppers coming from downtown to 53rd Street will have another transit option. The 192 University of Chicago Hospitals Express bus will add a southbound stop at 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue.