I hosted a community meeting Tuesday night to provide neighborhood residents with an update on the timeline and logistics for the construction of the “Concord on Sheridan,” the development currently underway on the 6400 block of Sheridan Road, just north of Devon.
When completed, the development will include 111 units of market rate and affordable rental housing and a small “flexible format” Target store. Construction is expected to last approximately two years with an estimated completion date in the fall of 2019. For more information on the project, click here.
If you were unable to attend the meeting, here is a PowerPoint Presentation followed by a summary of the information provided:
- December 7, 2017 – Mid January 2018: Sheet piling
- Week of December 11 , 2017: Installation of construction cranes
- December 2017 – April 2018: Foundation work
- February 2018 – August 2018: Construction of parking garage
- February 2018 – February 2019: Construction of eight-story apartment building
- April 2018 – July 2018: Construction of retail space
- April 2018 – September 2018: Construction of community room for residents of the Carolyn Hedger senior building
- February 2019 – Fall 2019: Complete interior work
- Fall 2019: Project Completed
Construction Site Management
- Work Hours: The construction team will adhere to the City’s 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. time limits for construction work. For phases of the project that generate more noise, such as sheet piling, the developer and construction team agreed to my request to end those activities by 6:00 p.m. as a courtesy to the neighbors. Work will take place Monday–Friday. On some occasions, work may take place on Saturday to keep the project on schedule.
- Sheridan Sidewalk Closure: The sidewalk on the west side of Sheridan in front of the project will be closed for the duration of the construction. This closure is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians. I worked with the construction team to place signage on the sidewalk approaching the site alerting pedestrians to the closure and providing them with a recommended alternate route. I strongly encourage people to use the alternate route. It is not safe to use Sheridan Road as a walkway. A map detailing the alternate route is included in the PowerPoint Presentation.
- Sheridan Road: Both southbound lanes on Sheridan will remain open during the project. The developer will restripe the southbound lanes with the guidance of the Chicago Department of Transportation to accommodate the construction barricades and ensure the smooth flow of traffic.
- Construction Parking: The construction workers are instructed to avoid parking on nearby residential streets and instead park at either the Morgan or Fordham parking garages. If you notice any construction-related vehicles parked on a residential street, please contact my office and provide a description of the vehicle, including a license plate number, so that we can alert the construction team.
- Vibration Monitoring: Four vibration monitors are installed around the site. The construction team and City inspectors will monitor the site regularly to ensure all vibrations are within allowable levels.
- Dust Mitigation and Sweeping: A street sweeping vehicle will be employed daily around the site to ensure local streets are kept clean.
- Building Material Deliveries: All building materials will be delivered through the entrance on Sheridan. A detailed map on how trucks access the site is included in the PowerPoint Presentation.
- Waste Disposal & Removal: All waste disposal will take place on site.
- Street Closures: Residents and motorists will be notified in advance of any temporary lane or street closures during the construction.
I will keep you updated through my electronic newsletter as the construction moves forward. A detailed communications plan is included in the PowerPoint Presentation.
If you wish to be added to the developer’s communication email list, please email Julie Derrig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The construction team established a hotline for neighbors to call with any concerns: 708-613-7217. Site superintendent Scott Richardson will work with his team to respond.
Major Work Notification
Work began yesterday on the foundation of the construction project. The first phase of the project requires the installation of sheeting around the exterior in a process known as “sheet piling.”
This phase is likely to take approximately six weeks, weather permitting. During this time, you may notice an increase in noise and vibrations around the site. At my request, the developer agreed to undertake additional steps at his expense that will significantly minimize the duration and impact to the community of this phase of the construction.
If at any time you have any concerns or questions about the construction activity, please contact my office at email@example.com or 773-338-5796. I appreciate your continued patience and understanding as this important project moves forward.