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New Million Dollar Homes To Be Built On Edgewater Medical Center Site

BayA total of 15 distinctive single-family homes will soon be built on what was the parking lot of the former Edgewater Medical Center. The homes will be listed at prices starting at just over $1 million.

The development, located at 1675 W. Edgewater Ave., is being called Edgewater Square II. Its 3,600-square-foot-plus homes will include four to six bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, three-car garages and chef-quality appliances, according to edgewatersquareii.com.

The homes are being developed by CA Development Inc., a family owned and operated company in Chicago. Among other communities, the company developed Edgewater Square, 27 single-family homes in Edgewater and Andersonville, according to the website.

The website said CA Development Inc. “has assembled a team of architectural, construction, marketing and land-planning experts who are committed to creating homes of quality, distinction and value.” These homes aim to complement and respect the neighborhoods they join, the website said.

The homes are being sold exclusively by Colin Hebson, a business partner of Barbara O’Connor. O’Connor is the wife of 40th Ward Ald. Patrick O’Connor, who has been involved in converting Edgewater Medical Center and its parking lot into viable real estate space and a neighborhood park.

While Barbara O’Connor sold properties in Edgewater Square, she will not be involved in selling the homes in Edgewater Square II, she said on Friday, April 24. She is legally allowed to sell the properties because the permitted land use has not be rezoned, but she is choosing not to get involved in the sale of the Edgewater Square II properties, she said.

“I’m not working on it,” Barbara O’Connor said. “I’m not making money off of it.”

She deferred all other questions about the property to Hebson.

Hebson said all but one property are on 30-foot-by-108-foot lots. The lots are being sold for between $1.05 million and $1.09 million. “All homes have the same basement and first floor footprint,” he added. “The only difference is one model has three bedrooms up and the other has four bedrooms up.”

Hebson said the developer has started demolition and is set to start the first three lots soon, with the first homes slated to be up and ready by the fall.

The Edgewater Medical Center was shuttered in December 2001 after it was revealed that it was defrauding Medicare and had a number of financial problems, Gapersblock.com reported in February 2014. It has sat vacant ever since.

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