Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Photos! Once a school, new Illinois Masonic building in Lakeview almost complete

Advocate's Illinois Masonic Hospital is located in the heart of Lakeview.  The new Center for Advanced Care at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington Ave. (Photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)
The 900 block of West Barry in the Lakeview neighborhood use to feature an elementary school and then a vacant lot.  When showing our listings on the block we would get questions about the closed school and then the vacant lot after the school was demolished.

Buyers were nervous that a large, tall structure would go up right across from them blocking views.  Not to mention buyers may face years of construction while in their new home.  It was definitely a key objection and affected sales prices on the block.  The hospital employees and visiting families add to the bustling scene and support local business.

Condos, apartments and a single family house line the 900 block of West Barry directly across from the new construction hospital building.
 The mystery is over.  The new hospital building is three stories tall and remains set back a fair amount from West Barry and the residential homes. The block is steps from tons of popular retail and restaurant options. 

Looking west at the new Adovcate Illinois Masonic building
We congratulate and appreciate Advocate's investment in the neighborhood.

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