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IMD & Partners to Break Ground at Gateway Development Site

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November 11, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Ryan Gage
Director of Marketing and Communication
RGage@medicaldistrict.org
312-738-5800

IMD & Partners to Break Ground at Gateway Development Site
Mixed-use real estate development will provide long-term economic benefits to one of
the nation’s largest urban medical districts and its surrounding communities

CHICAGO– The Illinois Medical District (IMD), its development partners and city leaders today announced the groundbreaking on The Gateway Project, a one point two-million square foot real estate development located at 2020 W. Ogden Avenue. A small ceremony will take place onsite at 11 AM on Monday, November 14, 2016.

The development contract for the Gateway site was awarded in 2013 to Gateway Partners, LLC, following a competitive bidding process. Gateway Partners, LLC is comprised of East Lake Management, Higgins Development Partners and Thomas Samuels Enterprises. This 9.5-acre mixed-use development includes:

  • 225-room hotel;
  • Retail and amenity spaces;
  • Medical office facility;
  • Life Sciences laboratory;
  • Fitness center;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Residence tower for young professionals;
  • Multi-family housing;
  • Multi-level parking structure and;
  • Open space public plaza.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate this occasion with our IMD partners and friends,” said IMD Executive Director Dr. Suzet McKinney. “The Gateway development will serve as a critical economic catalyst for the District and its surrounding communities.”

The Gateway Development is expected to create 3,000 construction jobs and 1,000 permanent jobs in the IMD. In addition, the 92,000 square feet of retail and amenity space will meet an existing demand for the 50,000 daily visitors and nearly 30,000 employees in the District. The medical and science spaces will expand opportunities for collaboration and research, keeping in line with the IMD’s future vision for the world’s next great healthcare innovation district.

The groundbreaking at the Gateway site comes during a time of comprehensive redevelopment planning that is currently underway throughout the District. Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS), Rush University Medical Center and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) have announced redevelopment projects that are expected to begin in the next year. In addition, several other new and existing IMD partners are in various phases of redevelopment and expansion plans, including the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology (ChiCAT), Growing Solutions Farm and the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind.

“The west side has patiently awaited its turn to take part in the great economic growth that is happening throughout the city,” continued Dr. McKinney. “The time is now, and the Gateway Development is just the start of a brighter future for the IMD and the surrounding communities.”

Infrastructure construction is scheduled to being in late fall 2016, with scheduled early delivery of phase one of development occurring in May 2018. Retail vendors have yet to be determined. Following the groundbreaking ceremony, IMD leadership and Gateway Partners, LLC will be available for a short comment period.

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The Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) fosters economic growth in the Illinois Medical District (IMD) by supporting healthcare, research, program, technology commercialization and real estate development initiatives. The IMDC facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals and themes. Our mission is to be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth. www.medicaldistrict.org

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RFP: Professional Real Estate and Strategic Advisory Services

September 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Ryan Gage
Director of Marketing and Communication
RGage@medicaldistrict.org
312-738-5800

 

 

IMD Issues Request for Proposals for Professional

Real Estate and Strategic Advisory Services

Seeks best-in-class firms to assist in executing plans for growth and development

 

CHICAGO– The Illinois Medical District (IMD) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for professional real estate and strategic advisory services. The purpose of the RFP is to identify qualified respondents whomeettheIMD'sneeds for real estate consulting services inorderto continue the IMD’s advancement as an economic engine for Chicago and a global destination for innovation and medical services.

The IMD seeks to work with firms that demonstrate an understanding of its organizational goals and mission, and how to best utilize existing and potential resources available to the IMD.  The IMD is also interested in firms that demonstrate the capacity to fulfill and enhance the organization’s long term strategic vision for the District as a leader in patient care and medical research.

Desired services include:

  1. Asset Analysis and Performance Advisory
  2. Leasing and Brokerage
  3. Strategic Marketing Services
  4. Development and Transaction Advisory Services
  5. Facilities and Asset Management

“We know that the expertise required to achieve the results we are seeking is specialized and advanced,” said IMD Executive Director Dr. Suzet McKinney. “The time is now for the IMD to put a stake in the ground as a leading health innovation district, so we’re seeking the best and brightest to help us do just that.”

The IMD will host a pre-proposal meeting on October 7, 2016. During the meeting, firms will have the opportunity to ask questions of the IMD regarding the RFP.

Other key dates include:                                                                  

  1. Question Submission Cut-Off                                                      October 14, 2016
  2. RFP Response DueDate                                                                October 28,2016
  3. ShortlistSelection                                                                            November 10, 2016
  4. Final Selection                                                                               December 2,2016

Firms may submit questions at any point up to and including the question submission cut-off date. Questions must be submitted in writing to IMD Chief of Staff Kate Schellinger. In accordance with the IMD procurement policy, questions and answers will be posted to the IMD website, and will be updated as needed.

To download the RFP, click here. To download the accompanying RFP exhibits, click here.

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The Illinois Medical District Commission (IMDC) fosters economic growth of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) by supporting healthcare, research, program, technology commercialization and real estate development initiatives. The IMDC facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals and themes. Our mission is to be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth. www.medicaldistrict.org

IMD Announces Adoption of 2016 Master Plan

August 16th, 2016
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Ryan Gage
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312-738-5800

IMD Announces Adoption of 2016 Master Plan

Revised plan to provide a roadmap for future development
in one of the nation’s largest urban medical districts

 

CHICAGO– the Illinois Medical District (IMD) today announced the adoption of its 2016 Master Plan. The updated plan was unanimously approved by the IMD board of commissioners during its July meeting.

The 2016 Master Plan is the result of a 16-month collaboration between the IMD and lead planning agency Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB). Additionally, Sam Schwartz Engineering and Site Design Group served as consultants. Development of the plan occurred in three phases. Priority areas include promoting urban style development, supporting transit use and walkability and providing high quality amenities for District employees, patients, residents and visitors.

Following the development of the plan, the IMD shared it with elected officials, City departments and stakeholders in a fully inclusive socialization process. The plan was also posted on the IMD website for a 40-day public comment period, followed by a community meeting held at the IMD administrative offices, where residents provided invaluable feedback on how the plan might best serve the surrounding community.

“We were thrilled with the level of institutional and community interest during the socialization process,” said IMD Executive Director Dr. Suzet McKinney. “The updated plan will affect everyone’s IMD experience, and it was important to us that residents, partners and community leaders all had a voice in the process.”

Implementation of the 2016 Master Plan has already begun. The IMD has convened a Parking Task Force to evaluate and resolve parking and traffic challenges in the District, and is exploring funding opportunities to address stakeholder recommendations. Included in these recommendations are a District-wide transportation service, crosswalk enhancements and streetscape improvements.

In addition, IMD has begun working with the City on a comprehensive amendment to Planned Development 30 (PD 30), the zoning ordinance for the District. This amendment is a critical step in creating a physical environment that is representative of a world class medical district. Areas that will be addressed in the PD 30 amendment include permitted uses, density, parking, land coverage and setbacks.

“All of the work that we do is focused on the transformation of the IMD into a more vibrant and thriving urban environment,” continued Dr. McKinney. “The 2016 Master Plan is the catalyst for achieving our shared vision for the future.”

Expected outcomes of the 2016 Master Plan include elevating the brand of the IMD in order to attract new and innovative businesses, creating a more collaborative environment with a more diverse mix of uses and supporting the redevelopment plans of IMD partners. To view the plan online, click here.

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The Illinois Medical District (IMD) fosters economic growth by supporting healthcare, research, program, technology commercialization and real estate development initiatives. The IMD facilitates collaboration among clinicians, academic researchers, private industry and patients, acting as an independent third party convener that brings institutions and individuals together around common needs, goals and themes. Our mission is to be a leader in patient care and medical research utilizing our diversity and unique assets while driving economic growth.

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