Schedule
March 24, 2016

Demolition General Site Work Rules Standard work week hour: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Weekend work: Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. The primary construction entrance is located on Lincoln Avenue. Street and sidewalk closures will be communicated 2 weeks in advance of work starting. All contractor parking will be in the […]

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Community Meetings
February 17, 2016

Upcoming Community Meeting Dates: Community Group Presidents Meeting Monday, February 22, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm Adjacent Property Owners Meeting Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm The above meetings will be held at 2430 N. Halsted in the first floor conference room. Community Meeting Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:00 pm Lincoln Park […]

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(CHICAGO) – Co-developers McCaffery Interests and Hines today announced the closing of their purchase of the site of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital, in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The parcel has been vacant since the hospital moved to its new facility in 2012. Redevelopment of the six-acre site, located at the intersection […]

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CMH Redevelopment News Archive


Redevelopment of Children’s Memorial Hospital Tossed

31-Dec-14 – LINCOLN PARK — A Cook County judge dismissed a lawsuit that has blocked the redevelopment of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site, likely clearing the way for the project to move forward.

Judge tosses suit over project on former Children’s Memorial site
31-Dec-14 – A judge dealt a blow to Lincoln Park community organizations and residents seeking to block the $350 million redevelopment of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site.

In a ruling yesterday, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Pantle dismissed a suit two Lincoln Park groups and five individuals filed this summer against the city of Chicago that argued the city improperly approved a plan from developer McCaffery Interests for the ex-hospital site at Halsted Street and Lincoln and Fullerton avenues.

City faces lawsuit over former Children’s Memorial Hospital site
14-Jun-14 – A proposed project at the site of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital building in Lincoln Park is getting new opposition.

The multi-million dollar proposed project would bring a high rise health club and retail stores to the area of Halsted Street and Fullerton and Lincoln Avenues.

Children’s Memorial developer to ‘wait out’ lawsuit
9-Jun-14 – Developer Dan McCaffery said Monday he would await the outcome of a lawsuit challenging his $350 million plan to redevelop the Lincoln Park site of the now-shuttered Children’s Memorial Hospital before purchasing the 6.2-acre parcel.

City faces lawsuit over Lincoln Park development plan
9-Jun-14 – Two months after approving a $350 million redevelopment proposal for the former Children’s Memorial Hospital campus in Lincoln Park, the city of Chicago is facing a lawsuit challenging the plan.

Groups file suit to stop project on Children’s Memorial site
9-Jun-14 – Two Lincoln Park community groups plan filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block a $350 million plan to transform Chicago’s premier development parcel: the six-acre site that once was home to Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Redevelopment Targeted in Neighborhood Groups’ Lawsuit

9-Jun-14 – Neighborhood groups have announced plans to file a last-ditch lawsuit to stop the redevelopment of theChildren’s Memorial Hospital site.

Creating affordability in all of Chicago
15-Apr- 14 – You’ve probably heard by now that the old Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is being redeveloped. Dozens of news articles have detailed developer McCaffery Interest Inc.’s $350 million plan for a health club, ample retail space, two 21-story residential towers, 60 condos and 156 assisted living units—as well as the controversy the plan has elicited among some neighbors who’ve called it “out of character” for a low-rise neighborhood.

Here’s Who’s Behind the Huge Children’s Memorial and Lakeside Developments
14-Apr-14 – Dan McCaffery takes on some tough projects, even for a big city developer. But two of his most important, controversial plans are moving ahead in early 2014.

City Council approves Children’s Memorial development plan
3-Apr-14 – The City Council yesterday approved McCaffery Interests Inc.’s $350 million plan to redevelop the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park with 760 housing units and 105,000 square feet of retail space, a city spokesman said. Dan McCaffery, CEO of the Chicago-based real estate developers, said he’s talking to lenders about construction financing, declining to discuss specifics. He said he hopes to acquire the six-acre site at Halsted Street and Lincoln and Fullerton avenues from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago soon and start construction “as quickly as possible.” Chicago-based architecture firms Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP and Antunovich Associates have designed the mixed-use project, but Mr. McCaffery said he hasn’t yet hired a general contractor.

Children’s Memorial Rezoning Approved by City Council, Project Is a Go
2-Apr-14 – LINCOLN PARK — The City Council voted Wednesday to rezone the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site — the last step in the approval process for a plan that will bring huge new residential and commercial development to the property.

Children’s Memorial Hospital development clears Zoning Committee
24-Mar-14 – A $350 million plan to transform Chicago’s premier development parcel — the shuttered Lincoln Park site of Children’s Memorial Hospital — sailed through a City Council committee Monday without a word of dissent.

Children’s Memorial Redevelopment Approved by Zoning Committee
24-Mar-14 – CITY HALL — The city’s zoning committee voted unanimously Monday to approve a plan to rezone the land at the Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park redevelopment plan heads to City Council
24-Mar-14 – A $350 million proposal to build twin high rises, other buildings and redevelop four existing structures at the former Children’s Memorial Hospital campus in Lincoln Park is headed to a full City Council vote next week after the Zoning Committee today endorsed the plan.

Controversial Children’s Memorial Plan Moves Ahead
21-Feb-14 – CHICAGO-The city’s Plan Commission approved a scaled-back plan for two residential high-rise buildings that will be part of the redevelopment of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park.

Panel approves $350 million project planned for Children’s Memorial site
20-Feb-14 – A city panel approved developer Dan McCaffery’s scaled-back plan for the former Children’s Memorial Hospital campus in Lincoln Park, a project some area residents and community organizations have decried as too big and too dense for the North Side neighborhood.

$300M development OK’d for former site of Children’s Hospital
20-Feb-14 – Amid warnings of a political backlash, the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday evening approved a $300 million plan to transform one of the city’s premier development parcels: the Lincoln Park site of the now-shuttered Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Children’s Memorial plan gets OK over neighbors’ objections
20-Feb-14 – The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved a proposal for two residential high-rises as part of a development blueprint for the site of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital that has drawn the ire of some Lincoln Park neighborhood residents.

Ald. Michele Smith feels heat in debate over former site of Children’s Hospital
10-Feb- 14 – A clout-heavy institution demanding a $51 million return for Lincoln Park land. A developer driven to build big because of that price. Historic district homeowners determined to shrink the massive project. And an alderman stuck in the middle.

Neighbors Blast Ald. Smith’s Children’s Memorial Hospital Deal
5-Feb-14 – LINCOLN PARK — More than 150 furious residents from areas surrounding the Children’s Memorial redevelopment site blasted Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) at a meeting Tuesday night, saying the proposed project would be too tall. Others, though, said the long delay of the redevelopment was harming neighborhood businesses.

Children’s Memorial site edges toward redevelopment
4-Feb-14 – After years of debate and compromise, a $300 million plan to redevelop the Lincoln Park site of the now-shuttered Children’s Memorial Hospital is finally poised for political takeoff.

Zoning deal reached to develop old Children’s Memorial site
4- Feb-14 – It looks like a long-awaited deal is finally in hand to develop the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park.

Children’s Memorial Redevelopment Plans Receive Initial Go-Ahead
4-Feb-14 – LINCOLN PARK — Final plans for the Children’s Memorial Hospital redevelopment have been green-lighted, and will be submitted to the city’s department of planning and development on Feb. 20.

Lincoln Park Businesses Innovate While Waiting for Hospital Redevelopment
3-Feb-14 – LINCOLN PARK — An economic downturn caused by the closure of Children’s Memorial Hospital has forced local businesses to get creative as they struggle to survive.

The Children’s Memorial Development Will Improve Walking & Biking
16-Jan-14 – There are many things to like about McCaffery Interests’ proposal to build apartments, condos, and retail on the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site, centered on a triangular lot at the southeast corner of Fullerton, Halsted and Lincoln in Lincoln Park. The site, which has sat vacant since the hospital relocated to Streeterville in 2012, would be occupied by three new apartment towers, and several historic buildings would be rehabbed and repurposed.

Children’s Memorial Compromise Plan Cheered by Some Neighbors
15-Jan-14 – LINCOLN PARK — While issues of increased traffic and density remain, a slimmed-down Children’s Memorial development proposal presented Tuesday night appeared to receive support from the majority of the massive crowd gathered to scrutinize the plan.

McCaffery pitches new plan for Children’s Memorial property
15-Jan-14 – Developer Dan McCaffery sought support last night for his revised plan for the former Children’s Memorial site in Lincoln Park, but it’s unclear whether he has won over the neighborhood’s most influential resident, Ald. Michele Smith.

Lincoln Park residents still divided over Children’s Hospital redevelopment
15-Jan-14 – A Chicago developer has unveiled a revised plan for the redevelopment of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park that scales back the height and density of the residential and commercial project. But even with concessions to those community concerns, vocal opposition remains from the site’s closest neighbors who fear a major uptick in traffic and congestion.

Our thoughts on the new Children’s Memorial site plan
14-Jan-14 – A new proposed plan has been released for redevelopment of the Children’s Memorial Hospital site, and we recently reviewed the proposal to evaluate its design in terms of walking, biking, transit and public spaces. It’s a large site with many facets to the plan, and you should review the PDF of the presentation, which you can download from Ald. Michele Smith’s web page, or attend the community presentation on Tuesday evening (January 14, 6:30 PM at DePaul Student Center).

McCaffery shrinks plan for former Children’s Memorial site
19-Dec-13 – McCaffery Interests Inc. has scaled back its planned redevelopment of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park, eliminating about 30 percent of the residential units to assuage neighborhood concerns that the project was too big as originally designed.

Scaled-Back Plans for Children’s Memorial Site Revealed
19-Dec-13 – The company behind the Children’s Memorial Hospital redevelopment released revised plans for the project Thursday that call for fewer residential units and shorter buildings than were originally proposed in 2012.

City announces deal to expand Lincoln Elementary School
12-Nov-13 – City officials have a compromise plan to expand the extremely overcrowded Lincoln Elementary School and potentially clear the way for development of the former site of Children’s Memorial Hospital, which occupies a prime chunk of tony Lincoln Park.

Annex planned at Lincoln Park school where crowding has divided neighbors
12-Nov-13 – After an oft-heated community debate over how to solve overcrowding at an elementary school in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the city said Monday it will build an annex with about 19 classrooms and a multipurpose room on the site of the current school.

Developer faces higher bar at old Children’s Memorial site 22-Aug-12 – After more than 50 community meetings that featured generous helpings of criticism and praise, developer Daniel McCaffery finds himself with more to do before he can redevelop the old Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park community offers praise and criticism of hospital plan at public meeting
27-Jul-12 – Around 350 residents packed a DePaul University conference room to take a look at revised plans for the six-acre hospital campus, located around the intersection of Halsted Street and Lincoln and Fullerton avenues, which now feature designs for three high-rise residential structures that will serve as the centerpiece for the mixed-use site.

McCaffery Interests presents plans for the Children’s Memorial Hospital site at Town Hall meeting
26-Jul-12 – To view the presentation, click here.

Developer to build affordable housing in upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood
5-May-12 – Kathy Moore has seen a lot of changes in the 42 years she’s lived in Lincoln Park.
Gone are the hardware stores, smoke shops, and neighborhood pharmacies. In the late 1990’s, the rooming house next door was converted to a massive single-family home, like many of the other apartment buildings on her street.

McCaffery Interests presents preliminary plans for the Children’s Memorial Hospital site at Town Hall meeting
12-Dec-11 – To view the presentation, click here.

Alderman Smith introduces McCaffery Interests as the developer of the Children’s Memorial Hospital site.
14-Sept-11 – View the presentations by Alderman Smith, U.S. Equities, Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, McCaffery Interests and Children’s Memorial Hospital.

McCaffery Interests to develop Children’s Hospital
12-Sept-11 – In August, McCaffery met privately with leaders of neighborhood groups and the community to seek input regarding the development. “I look at it as a divide-communicate strategy,” he told reporters after one meeting. “You get more opinions from more people when you have smaller meetings.” “We’re not looking to do a whole lot more,” said McCaffery. “I’m not going to try to shove down people’s throats that which they don’t believe in.” McCaffery said he intends to have larger meetings later this fall, which will be open to the public.

McCaffery tackles Children’s Hospital redevelopment
15-Aug-11 – A lot of developers don’t have enough to do these days, but Dan McCaffery has the opposite problem. Mr. McCaffery beat out some of the city’s top real estate firms last month for the plum assignment to redevelop the Children’s Memorial Hospital campus in Lincoln Park. It’s one more job on a growing to-do list for a veteran Chicago developer with a taste for big, complicated projects—and some bruises from the recent real estate slump.

Children’s Memorial Hospital selects McCaffery Interests
14-Jul-11 – Children’s Memorial Hospital today announced that it has selected Chicago development firm McCaffery Interests, Inc. to begin contract negotiations to re-develop its Lincoln Park properties when the hospital moves downtown in June of 2012. This announcement follows an extensive review of nine development proposals over the past several months.

Children’s Memorial Hospital site redeveloper will be McCaffery Interests
14-Jul-11 – McCaffery Interests Inc. has been tapped to redevelop the Children’s Memorial Hospital property in Lincoln Park. The project at the six-acre campus, located at the intersection of Halsted Street and Lincoln and Fullerton avenues, could bring hundreds of new homes and a slew of stores to the well-heeled North Side neighborhood.

Children’s Memorial selling Lincoln Park site to McCaffery
14-Jul-11 – Children’s Memorial Hospital said today it has selected McCaffery Interests Inc. as the buyer of its Lincoln Park property. The hospital said it picked McCaffery from among nine competing proposals over the past several months.

Children’s Memorial to sell Lincoln Park site to McCaffery
14-Jul-11 – Children’s Memorial Hospital announced Thursday that it is in contract negotiations with Chicago-based development firm McCaffery Interests Inc. for the sale and redevelopment of its Lincoln Park properties when the hospital moves downtown in June 2012.

Children’s Hospital bidding hits key stage
29-Jun-11 – Expect sweaty palms today among developers vying to take over the Children’s Memorial Hospital property in Lincoln Park. The hospital’s lengthy bid evaluation for its six-acre property has hit a crucial stage. Three development teams in the running for the deal will make final pitches today to a committee of hospital directors.

Children’s Memorial Cuts Redevelopment List to Four
18-Apr-11 – CHICAGO-Children’s Memorial Hospital here, with assistance from US Equities, has narrowed a list of nine teams to four for the redevelopment of the hospital’s current Lincoln Park site. The hospital is moving to a $1 billion new facility on the campus of Northwestern University. The four companies are Children’s Hospital Development Co., formed by developers David Ruttenberg and Greg Merdinger (GREC Architects); a Hines Interests/Magellan Development Group joint venture (HOK); McCaffery Interests (Antunovich Associates); and Related Cos (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill). A hospital spokeswoman said in a statement that the four were selected based on creativity, experience, price and willingness to work with neighborhood concerns, documented in a study created by HOK.

4 Bidders Vie For Children’s Memorial Hospital Site In Lincoln Park
16-Apr-11 – Children’s Memorial Hospital, which is selling its Lincoln Park property, said Friday it has narrowed to four its list of developers wanting to buy it.
The survivors were picked from nine development teams that vied for the six-acre site, a coveted slice of a busy, upscale neighborhood. The hospital has said it will select a winner with an eye on who can work best with local groups that will try to influence the development.

Children’s Memorial whittles developer candidates
15-Apr-11 – Four development teams have made the first cut in the competition to redevelop the Children’s Memorial Hospital property in Lincoln Park, a parcel coveted by developers for its location and size. Read more: http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.com/article/20110415/CRED03/110419904/children-8217-s-memorial-whittles-developer-candidates#ixzz1JciWzwIM Stay up-to-date on Chicago real estate with our free, daily e-newsletter

Children’s Memorial site attracts blue-chip bidders
22-December-10 – Nine development groups, including Chicago-based firms John Buck Co., Golub & Co., and
McCaffery Interests Inc., are vying to redevelop the Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park, a project that could bring hundreds of new homes and a slew of stores to the well-heeled North Side neighborhood.