Planning Committee

The Friends of the Chicago River Planning Committee consists of knowledgeable volunteer professionals from the fields of design, development, construction, planning, engineering, ecology, and marine recreation. The Planning Committee's primary role is to assist Friends' staff in providing guidance for river edge developments.

The Planning Committee has many resources and extensive knowledge of developing on the edge of the river, as well as a thorough understanding of the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development's 2019 River Edge Design Guidelines and the Waterways Ordinance. The Planning Committee meets monthly throughout the year to review and discuss development projects along the Chicago River system.

For questions about the Planning Committee, please contact Adam Flickinger, Friends' planning director at

Current Members of the Planning Committee

Committee Coordinator

Adam Flickinger, AICP
Planning Director, Friends of the Chicago River

Committee Chair

Jacqueline J. Loewe
Sheridan Park Consulting
Board Member, Friends of the Chicago River

Peter Bator
SpaceCo Inc.

Cathy Breitenbach
Chicago Park District

Grant Crowley
Board Member, Friends of the Chicago River

Margaret Frisbie
Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River

Chelsey Grassfield
Policy Specialist, Friends of the Chicago River 

Tom Honn

Hidetaro Kashima
Structured Development Inc.

Daniel Loewenstein
Board Member, Friends of the Chicago River

Kelly Murphy
Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

Greg Osborne

Tom Petermann
Erikson Engineering Associates

John Quail
Director of Policy and Conservation, Friends of the Chicago River

Cassandra Rice
site design group, ltd.

Tricia Ruffulo

Stephen Schuster
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.

Petra Steininger
Amercian Planning Association

Rick Whitney
Fitzgerald Architects

Curtis Witek
Antero Group

Ed Zotti