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Long Awaited Hospital Expansion Gets Legs in Lakeview

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A hospital expansion plan 24 years in the making finally has a will and a way. We're talking about Presence Health's designs for a new 10-story, 200,000-square-foot medical office building at the southeast corner of Surf and Sheridan in Lincoln Park Lakeview. While development talk has centered on this lot since 1989 and a zoning accommodation has been in place since 2006, Crain's reported the new details and first rendering sighting yesterday. It's the same old story: hospitals are going obsolete quickly and so the cycle of closings and expansions is at or near its apex.

The Center for Advanced Care will primarily be an outpatient facility, and three of its floors will be given over to parking (350 spaces). The structure will connect via skywalk to the main hospital at 2900 N LSD. The project is "critical to the medical center's future," says a hospital spokeswoman. Guess it wasn't all that important in prior decades. Approval is still needed from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, with a hearing expected later this year. Hammes Co. is the lead developer and RTKL Associates is the architect, with a list of medical industry designs as long as your forearm.
·Presence Health to build $147 million Chicago office building [Crain's]