(OAK LAWN) As baby boomers age and demand for health care grows, Oak Lawn’s 95th Street “medical corridor” keeps growing along with it.
Practically in the shadows of Christ Medical Center — which is undergoing a multiyear, multifaceted expansion of its own — ground was broken last week on what will be an $18 million medical building at 4220 W. 95th St.
The two-story, nearly 38,000-square-foot building will be used for outpatient and clinic services, according to a news release from the developer, Bluestone Healthcare Partners, LLC.
Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants and the Advocate Medical Group will be the anchor tenants. The building has been 80 percent leased, but 7,500 square feet of space still is available, the release said.
Brad Wilson, principal of Bluestone Healthcare, called the location “the gateway of the 95th Street medical corridor.”
“We are committed to bringing together all the right pieces to this project — the best medical office design, a prime location and well-respected tenants,” he said in the release.
About 43,000 vehicles will pass by the building every day, he said.
Anderson Mikos Architects, Ltd. — an award-winning health care architecture firm, according to the release — designed the building, which can be expanded in the future.
“We believe it will strongly communicate the energy and vision of this community,” Wilson said of the building’s design.
The Oak Lawn site was bought by Bluestone in 2011. Occupancy is expected by November.
The site is a little more than 2.5 acres and will have 163 parking spots, according to Bluestone’s website.
The building will be about a block from Christ Medical Center, which recently got the nod from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to build a seven-story, 72-bed patient tower as part of its own expansion.
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