December 2015 - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Neighborhood Update: December 2015

Dear Neighbor,


As you are aware, construction continues on the Ability Institute of RIC, located at 355 East Erie Street. The building structure and enclosure are substantially complete. The East hoist has been removed and the windows are currently being installed.   The South hoist is projected to be removed in February 2016 at which time the window installation will be completed.  Interior build outs, including mechanical piping, duct work and drywall, are being completed on various levels throughout the building and will also remain a primary focus in the coming months.  

Exterior construction work and full manpower levels (between 250 to 350 workers) continue Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and regular, permitted work will continue to occur with a small crew on Sundays. Additionally, we will continue to have certain deliveries occurring beyond typical work hours. This activity will entail a limited crew remaining on site to unload and distribute materials via the exterior hoists up until the 10 p.m. All dates and times are City of Chicago permit and weather dependent. All work will be performed consistent with the City noise code requirements.

Now that the building is substantially enclosed and building systems are operational, lighting will be similar to that of a typical building.  Namely, interior lighting will be maintained at all times throughout the building as staff are now operating the building system 24/7.

We wish you and your family a safe and happy Holiday Season! As always, should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 312.238.6208.   We wish you and your family a wonderful end of the year and a safe and  healthy 2016!

Thank You,

Nancy E. Paridy

Senior Vice President, General Counsel