$90 million permit issued for former Cook County Hospital’s restoration to two hotels

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Rendering of the Cook County Hospital project (SOM)

A $90 million building permit has been issued for Walsh Construction Company II to restore the former Cook County Hospital’s long-vacant main building into two hotels.

The eight story, 345,000 sq. ft. structure at 1835 W. Harrison St. will become a “210 key hospitality, office and retail” structure, according to the recently issued building permit.

Curbed Chicago reports the building will become two hotels under the Hyatt House and a Hyatt Place identities.

Privately owned Civic Health Development Group said earlier in the year that it secured $135 million in project financing. Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is designing the building with Koo Interiors. The project is expected to be completed by 2020.

Key subtrades include: Electrical – Huen Electric, Inc.; plumbing – Adamson Plumbing Contractor; and refrigeration and ventilationF. E. Moran.

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