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5201 S. Cottage Grove Ave. - New Construction

Construction of a new 86,000 square foot building located at 52nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue will start on Aug. 12, 2013 and is scheduled to last through December 2014. The two-story Facilities Services building will house shops, landscaping and inventory personnel. The building will contain a community meeting room, green roof and off street parking for building occupants.

The community can expect the following beginning the month of August:

--Trucks will enter and exit the site via Cottage Grove Avenue. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic during site deliveries.

--Parking will be prohibited on the east side of Cottage Grove Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd Streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

--The work will be noisy and dusty at times.

--Site utility work will occur on the overhead poles in the alley east of Cottage Grove Avenue

--Work will take place from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, however, crews may occasionally work as late as 8 p.m.

Monthly project updates will be distributed throughout the duration of the project.

Thank you for your patience throughout the project.

For information, contact Desiree DiLucente, project manager, at 773.908.9777 or, or Larry Blouin, director, 773.230.3261, or