Chicago Cheat Sheet: Edgewater rental conversion endures long delays…& more

Also, Fulton Market gets a facelift and Rascal Flatts restaurant and bar still a go

Apartment Complex at Former Edgewater Medical Center and Fulton Market.
Apartment Complex at Former Edgewater Medical Center and Fulton Market.

Edgewater Medical Center rental conversion delayed

Demolition and redevelopment of the the vacant Edgewater Medical Center has lagged for more than 10 months because of some neighbors’ concerns about possible environmental issues, Alderman Patrick O’Connor (40th) said. MCZ development is tearing down the building and replacing it with 141 apartments, a 78-space garage and a new park. Demolition has resumed after some neighbors worried earlier asbestos problems could linger. [Curbed]

Fulton Market Streetscape Project enters Phase 2

The first phase of the $20.3 million Fulton Market Streetscape Project has wrapped up, giving a facelift to the area from Halsted to Carpenter streets. Phase 2, from Carpenter to Ogden Avenue, will start soon. The project includes street reconstruction, wheelchair-friendly corners and creation of some “flex” streets without curbs. [Crain’s]


Rascal Flatts bar and restaurant still on track in South Barrington

Country band Rascal Flatts’ new restaurant and bar is on track to open next year at The Arboretum of South Barrington. The eatery will have a 7,000-square-foot stage and bar area, with seating for about 450 people. Arboretum officials said they’re confident the business will open next year as planned despite the brand’s troubles in other markets. [Daily Herald]


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Hawthorn Mall poised to undergo “comprehensive transformation”

Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills is set to get its largest capital investment since opening in 1973. Mall owner Centennial Real Estate was expected to give village leaders its plans for a “comprehensive transformation” of the mall this week. The work, to be done in phases, would involve building new free-standing restaurants on the east side near Milwaukee Avenue, eventual demolition of the vacant Sears anchor space and redeveloping the area with new retail concepts, multifamily housing or a hotel. [Daily Herald]


Luxury apartment complex opens in Downers Grove

Holladay Properties opened Burlington Station, an 89-unit luxury apartment complex at 5100 Forest Avenue in Downers Grove. The property features an 8,000-square-foot outdoor amenity deck, fitness center, cyber café and parking. [REBusiness Online]


Oakbrook Hills resort completes $25M overhaul

The Hilton Chicago/Oakbrook Hills Resort and Conference Center has completed a multiyear, $25 million overhaul. The work included renovating all 386 guest rooms, enhancing the meeting rooms and public spaces, and more. [Daily Herald]