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Demolition at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Demolition will begin this month on the existing structure located at 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Standard working hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Sunday working hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The community can expect the following during the next two weeks:

-- Demolition of existing foundation walls on the north and west side of the property; work will be noisy and dusty at times.

-- Underground gas and water site utility work will occur off of Cottage Grove; crews will occasionally work in the parking lane on the east side of Cottage Grove.

-- Excavation and installation of perimeter foundation work; work will be dusty and noisy at times.

-- Geothermal wells will be installed; this requires drilling on the site, and the work will be dusty and noisy.

-- Overhead ATT utility work will start the alley.

-- Trucks will enter and exit the site via Cottage Grove Avenue. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic during site deliveries, which are expected to increase in the coming weeks.

Milestone schedule:

--January 2014 -- foundation and geothermal work begins

--February 2014 -- steel erection

--March 2014 -- precast panel erection

--December 2014 -- substantial completion

--January 2015 -- construction demobilization and tenant move in

Click here for a map showing the location of work.

Please direct questions to Desiree DiLucente, senior project manager, Facilities Services at or 773.702.3447, or Gavin Tun, director, project management, at or 773.834.1820.

Thank you for your patience during this work.