Sherman campus building to be demolished in Elgin
Demolition of a medical office building on Advocate Sherman Hospital's campus just north of downtown Elgin will begin this fall.
Teardown of the building at 901 Center St. will be completed in the spring, said Tonya Lucchetti-Hudson, the hospital's director of public affairs and marketing. Sherman will work with architects to determine future plans for the site, she said.
The building used to house a few physicians' offices, which have relocated next door to 915 Center St., and a pharmacy, which moved just to the west into the John Graham Pavilion, whose tenants include Great Elgin Family Care Center, she said.
The early 1980s-era building to be demolished still houses Sherman's Sleep Center, which will move to the hospital's outpatient center on Royal Boulevard in the next few months, Lucchetti-Hudson said.
A property assessment late last year determined that building was in need of "significant" renovations, she said. The campus was expanded in 2001.
Linda Deering, president of Advocate Sherman Hospital, said in a news release the demolition is part of plans "to manage costs and maximize our existing resources to make the best use of our limited health care dollars. Reducing our property and facility costs is just one way we are doing this."
Sherman will also work closely with the NorthEast Neighborhood Association to ensure residents living near the demolition site are kept informed throughout the project, Lucchetti-Hudson said.