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 ventilation – F. E. Moran.