Neighborhood Update: March 2014 - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Neighborhood Update: March 2014

Dear Neighbor,

We are writing to provide an update regarding the ongoing construction at the Ability Institute of RIC, located at 355 East Erie Street, including a utility project.

An unforeseen delay was encountered during the Chicago Department of Water Management’s water connection into our site, which required work to continue on Erie Street through Monday, March 31. This project is now complete.

General site operations related to the construction of the building’s concrete core and parking garage will remain our primary activity over the coming months. Typical construction hours will continue to be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (at times extending to 8:00 p.m.) Monday through Saturday. As outlined in previous updates, critical events requiring small crews may occur outside of these hours. For additional information regarding these instances, please click here.

Regular construction traffic will continue to be radioed in as needed, and will include the delivery of materials and ready-mix concrete to the site daily. As the building rises during this phase of construction, you may begin to notice building lighting. The majority of lighting will be switched on in the morning and off in the evening hours with a timer to minimize the impact to the neighborhood. A portion of the lighting (i.e., stairs, etc.) is required to be on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for life safety in the event of an emergency. Additionally, the larger lights for the floors themselves will be equipped with specially designed shields, in order to further minimize any impact to the community.

As always, if you have any additional questions or concerns related to the construction of the Ability Institute of RIC, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 312-238-7522.

Thank You,

Melissa Hoffmann