Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Photos: Ravenswood Hospital demolition starts slowly

Yes!  (photos Bob DePalma)

Knowing I'd probably be close by with my camera... sent me a tip yesterday that the long anticipated demolition had started on the shuttered Ravenswood Hospital site.  There are very few bombed out behemoths in the greater Lincoln Square community carea...especially in the inner core of residential homes and small businesses throughout the Ravenswood neighborhood.  None larger than this place.

The CBS Local had a story yesterday and Center Square Journal has followed the story and redevelopment for the past couple years.  Looks like a solid two years of demolition and heavy new construction ahead for neighbors.

The Lincoln Square area from Montrose going North to Foster is home to an amazing amount of new development and improved infrastructure.  Already a fantastic place to live with diverse housing stock options, this Lincoln Square area will benefit from new large scale retail and residential development, a completely transformed West Lawrence Avenue, new attractive private and public school additions and improvements, new bridges and Metra Station... the list goes on.