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New JGMA-designed medical facility headed to Chicago’s Brighton Park community

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The new three-story structure will occupy the southwest corner of California Avenue and 47th Street

Known for its unconventional forms and penchant for socially conscious projects, JGMA—the Chicago-based design firm helmed by Colombian-born architect Juan Gabriel Moreno—is behind a new 48,500-square-foot medical facility headed to the Brighton Park neighborhood on Chicago’s south westside. Known as the Esperanza Brighton Park Health Center, the project publicly broke cover today as it was granted a zoning amendment by the Chicago Plan Commission.

The new three-story building will be located at the currently vacant lot at the southwest corner of California Avenue and 47th Street. The site was previously occupied the Royal Crown Bottling Company's single-story industrial building that was demolished between 2013-2014.

JCMA’s striking new angular building will anchor the corner while a 171-stall surface parking lot is slated for the rear portion of the property. Though there’s no word yet as to when the project is expected pass permitting review and break ground in earnest, the development is certainly good news for the Brighton Park community and the greater Southwest Side.