Cook County Health plans $240 million South Side Center

As of late, hospitals on the south side have experienced either reduced or lack of services over the past years. Hopefully, all this is about to change with the two-hospital network is seeking state approval to build an outpatient-focused facility to replace Provident Hospital.
With a focus on outpatient services, the new facility would offer a range of primary and specialty care, such as behavioral health and dental services, the two-hospital network said in a statement today. The plan includes 70 outpatient exam rooms, 42 medical/surgical beds, six intensive-care unit beds, eight operating suites and an emergency department with 18 bays and could create up to 90 permanent jobs.
Expanding services at Provident is expected to prevent patients on the South Side from having to travel to Cook County Health’s Stroger Hospital campus in the Illinois Medical District, about 8 miles away.

Bronzeville Dog Park Officially Opens

Alderman Dowell proudly cut the ribbon on Bronzeville’s first dog park which is located at 3940 South Indiana Ave. This park boasts a water fountain for dogs, bench seating and two separate areas for larger and smaller dogs. This dog park is the first of three to open this year with the other two located at 3906 S. Lake Park and 4149-53 S. Vincennes.

As condos deconversions are rising the City of Chicago looks to slow down future progress

The legislation, which increased the percentage of owners required to approve a sale of a condo building to developers, was approved by City Council on Wednesday, September 18. The threshold was raised to 85 percent because of the ordinance originally introduced by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly and 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman. The Illinois Condominium Property Act previously required 75 percent of a condo association to say yes to a deal to sell every unit in bulk.

A Casino will not be located at the Michael Reese Site

It was once a hospital, the city of Chicago bought it and it was a potential site for the 2016 Olympic Games. After the Casino idea came and went, the developer (FarPoint Development) had laid out its plan for the 49-acre former Michael Reese Hospital site in Bronzeville. This plan includes the following: 650,000 square feet of residential space, a possible data center, and a 500,000-square-foot life sciences campus, along with the market-rate and affordable housing.