Chain of Medicare clinics expands int...

Chain of Medicare clinics expands into the south suburbs

There are 5 comments on the The Southtown Star story from Jul 15, 2014, titled Chain of Medicare clinics expands into the south suburbs. In it, The Southtown Star reports that:

Chicago-based Synergy Construction Group says it will spend more than $1.3 million to turn the 10,000-square-foot building at 3026 Burr Oak Ave. into its seventh Oak Street Health medical facility.

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Chain

Maywood, IL

#1 Jul 16, 2014
Chain of Medicare clinics expands into the south suburbs

STAFF REPORT July 15, 2014 6:32PM

Updated: July 16, 2014 2:15AM

A medical center exclusively for patients with Medicare is coming to a distressed property in Blue Island.

Chicago-based Synergy Construction Group said it will spend more than $1.3 million to turn the 10,000-square-foot building at 3026 Burr Oak Ave. into its seventh Oak Street Health medical facility.

The building, in the Cal-Sag Enterprise Zone, was most recently a Family Dollar store. Synergy will serve as developer and general contractor of the project, which is scheduled for completion in September.

“We are thrilled about the investment Synergy is making in Blue Island,” Mary Schmidt, administrator of the Cal-Sag Enterprise Zone, said in a news release.“Area residents will soon benefit from closer access to excellent medical care as well as more employment opportunities for area residents.”

Established in 1983, the Cal-Sag Enterprise Zone enables certain sites in Alsip, Blue Island, Calumet Park, Dixmoor, Robbins and parts of unincorporated Cook County to qualify for tax breaks and other incentives.

Synergy also developed the six other locations of Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based chain of bilingual primary care clinics. It has five locations in the city — Ashburn, Avalon Park, Bronzeville, Edgewater and Portage Park — and one in west suburban Berwyn.

Synergy’s other projects include developing and building Assemble, shared offices set to open next month in Chicago’s Lincoln Park community, and constructing the Chop Shop restaurant in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
Long time BI Resident

Westmont, IL

#3 Jul 17, 2014
Parking is in back of the building and ingress & egress are not great at this location... traffic is bad enough in front of the High School.. Let's hope they figure something out so this area doesn't become a dangerous section of 127th street. That said... glad it's being redeveloped into something.
Bob

Blue Island, IL

#4 Jul 17, 2014
Long time BI Resident wrote:
Parking is in back of the building and ingress & egress are not great at this location... traffic is bad enough in front of the High School.. Let's hope they figure something out so this area doesn't become a dangerous section of 127th street. That said... glad it's being redeveloped into something.
Where are the police going to hide now?
Candy

Blue Island, IL

#5 Jul 17, 2014
Chain wrote:
Chain of Medicare clinics expands into the south suburbs
STAFF REPORT July 15, 2014 6:32PM
Updated: July 16, 2014 2:15AM
A medical center exclusively for patients with Medicare is coming to a distressed property in Blue Island.
Chicago-based Synergy Construction Group said it will spend more than $1.3 million to turn the 10,000-square-foot building at 3026 Burr Oak Ave. into its seventh Oak Street Health medical facility.
The building, in the Cal-Sag Enterprise Zone, was most recently a Family Dollar store. Synergy will serve as developer and general contractor of the project, which is scheduled for completion in September.
“We are thrilled about the investment Synergy is making in Blue Island,” Mary Schmidt, administrator of the Cal-Sag Enterprise Zone, said in a news release.“Area residents will soon benefit from closer access to excellent medical care as well as more employment opportunities for area residents.”
Established in 1983, the Cal-Sag Enterprise Zone enables certain sites in Alsip, Blue Island, Calumet Park, Dixmoor, Robbins and parts of unincorporated Cook County to qualify for tax breaks and other incentives.
Synergy also developed the six other locations of Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based chain of bilingual primary care clinics. It has five locations in the city — Ashburn, Avalon Park, Bronzeville, Edgewater and Portage Park — and one in west suburban Berwyn.
Synergy’s other projects include developing and building Assemble, shared offices set to open next month in Chicago’s Lincoln Park community, and constructing the Chop Shop restaurant in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
Why is this being considered a distressed property? If they occupy distressed property are there tax benefits, are there state of Illinois grants? The building is in good condition, and solidly built.
Long time BI Resident

Westmont, IL

#6 Jul 18, 2014
It's been vacant for a LONG time and no retailer will ever go in it. That's why it's distressed.

Even the Jewel property is considered distressed now.
Candy wrote:
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Why is this being considered a distressed property? If they occupy distressed property are there tax benefits, are there state of Illinois grants? The building is in good condition, and solidly built.

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