As many of you know, demolition at the former Edgewater Medical Center property has continued after many months of delays.
This project has had the obvious setbacks and, in fact, it must be noted that the schedule has been delayed for almost 300 days due, in large part, to a couple of residents calling the IEPA and City’s environmental departments alleging toxic or hazardous conditions. While I encourage vigilance in these areas, it is worth noting that there have been no dangerous findings or citations, but the delays have put the project behind the schedule that was expected.
I am happy that MCZ is now moving forward with the demolition. Depending on weather conditions in the next few months, MCZ anticipates that all of the exterior demolition will be complete by January 1, 2019, with an anticipated park turnover date of January 31, 2019. The work will then turn to the interior of the remaining building.
I will continue to provide updates on this project as I receive them from the developer and the City.