Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and landscape architecture firm Offshoots, the Hood Bike Park Pavillion is the centerpiece of future development, master-planned by Elkus Manfredi, which will transform H.P. Hood Dairy Company’s historic production facility into a mixed-use district encompassing offices, labs, residences, retail space, and a hotel.

The Hood Bike Park Pavillion has recently been awarded a 2023 American Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The ambitious mixed-use plan will reconceive the area, and now-nondescript Rutherford Avenue will become an attractive pedestrian street with multiple uses, including bike paths and landscaped sidewalks. The Hood Park development will improve the long-term resiliency of the site and its neighbors by planning to raise a large portion of the 20-acre campus ground-level plane (streets, sidewalks, and building entries) by up to four feet to combat climate and sea-level change and limit weather-related damage to the site.

Envisioned to be a destination for the neighborhood, the new Hood Bike Park is the early crown jewel of the future Hood Park complex. Read more