Stony Creek Promenade at 111th & Cicero
The first phase of the construction is taking place at the Stony Creek Promenade project along 111th Street and Cicero Avenue in Oak Lawn. Despite cloudy skies and a steady drizzle, groundbreaking ceremonies took place on April 12 for the beginning of the construction phase of Mariano’s Fresh Market. Bob Mariano, owner of Mariano’s Fresh Market and chairman and CEO of Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., was on hand for the ceremonies.
Manager Deetjen and Mr. Mariano stated that not only will the food market be the centerpiece of the TIF project but it will also be an integral part of linking future development of the adjacent Wolfe Wildlife Refuge Center.
Manager Larry Deetjen said the proposed development won’t be the typical strip mall perched at the edge of an expanse of asphalt, but will incorporate “pedestrian linkage” to the nearby Wolfe Wildlife Refuge operated by the village’s park district, as well as “public spaces” interspersed throughout the development.
Plans for the 70,000-square-foot shopping facility will employ about 400 people and will feature upscale architectural aesthetics. Southwest Suburban News-Herald
Bluestone Healthcare Partners LLC
Bluestone Healthcare Partners LLC opened their new $18 million medical office building at 4220 West 95th Street. Bluestone said the 37,658-sq.-ft. building is almost 100 leased; with tenants including Midwest Orthopedic Consultants and Advocate Medical Group.
Brad Wilson, principal of Bluestone, said he is committed to bringing together all the right pieces to this project. “The ground-up construction will be seen by more than 43,000 vehicles passing by daily,” said Wilson in a statement. “We believe it will strongly communicate the energy and vision of this community.”
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Construction of a seven-level patient bed tower at Advocate Christ Medical Center is underway; the bed tower project, which is expected to enhance economic activity in the area through the creation of both construction jobs and permanent positions for employees hired to staff the new building and its expanded health care services, represents another major step in the modernization of the Christ Medical Center campus. Phase I began last year when the campus broke ground for a nine-story Outpatient Pavilion at the corner of 95th Street and Kilbourn Avenue in Oak Lawn.
When completed sometime in the fall of 2016, the $300 million project will consist of more than 308,000 gross square feet of space. Also to be constructed – across the street from the bed tower -- will be a multi-level parking facility, which will be linked to the tower by a second-story pedestrian bridge to maximize safety.
In addition to relieving this capacity issue, the new bed tower will help the medical center keep pace with advancements in medicine and technology, attract more outstanding health professionals to work at the hospital and continue its mission of excellence in patient care, clinical research and the education of physicians-in-training, medical students and nursing students.
Little Company of Mary Outpatient Care Center
Little Company of Mary opened its new Outpatient Care Center in September 2012. The center is located at 6700 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn, the 50,000-square-foot, three-story facility includes the southwest area’s first nationally certified immediate care center, physician offices, lab and a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging suite complete with MRI, CT, ultrasound, radiology and mammography. The building also features a two-level open lobby.
“We originally expanded our outpatient services to Oak Lawn in 1984 and we look forward to increasing these efforts with a dedicated Outpatient Care Center” said Dennis Reilly, president and CEO of Little Company of Mary Hospital.
The Care Station offers walk-in immediate care, physician visits, and lab, X-ray and EKG services. It also offers occupational medicine services.