Sunday, February 26, 2012
The new hospital campus is moving patients today, and we talk with Mayor Tim Baldermann about what it means for the future of New Lenox.
Shortly after Mayor Tim Baldermann took office in 2007, he was approached by officials at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. They wanted to know about the area near Interstate 355 and Route 6 as a possible spot to move the hospital. New Lenox had experienced tremendous growth over the last seven years, but like any other town in the country was about to be impacted by the housing market crash and the recession. The hospital, which opens today in New Lenox, is one reason the village was able to fare better than many during the recession and will also see lots of future growth because of it. "The hospital has done a great job of keeping the interest up," the mayor said. "It is a generator for that area, and with 355 right there, those are …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
As Silver Cross Hospital nears its opening date in New Lenox, the road work surrounding the medical campus is close to complete.
As Silver Cross Hospital nears its opening date in New Lenox, the road work surrounding the medical campus is close to complete. During a committee meeting last week, village engineer Will Nash updated trustees on road projects near Route 6 and Interstate 355, where Silver Cross will open its new location Feb. 26. Permanent traffic lights have been installed at Route 6 and Silver Cross Boulevard, which will serve as the main entrance to the hospital campus. Construction continues just to the east, at Cedar Crossings Drive, but Nash said he expects that will be done before the hospital opens. That road will be the main entrance into the Cedar Crossings retail development, but will also include an entrance to Silver Cross Hospital. This road…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Prairie Ridge Estates in New Lenox planned for homes to produce as much energy as it used. But currently there is no water running to the site, and the developer doesn't want to pay to extend the line to the development near Interstates 80 and 355.
The Prairie Ridge Estates in New Lenox, announced a year ago, was a new-age housing development that planned for homes to produce as much energy as they consumed. But without a water line extended out to the site, on the northwest end of town near Interstates 80 and 355, the 132-house development has stalled and is hoping for some help from the outlet mall development planned across from Silver Cross Hospital. According to The Chicago Tribune, it was expected that another homebuilder would have extended the water main north from Route 6 by now, but the market crash kept the anticipated growth from happening. The village secured a route for a water main, if developers Energy Smart Home Builders want to pay the estimated $400,000 to …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Developer Jeff Middlebrook said there's lots of interest in the Spring Creek Outlets, which recently partnered with Urban Retail Properties on the $225 million project.
A new team formed last week to construct and manage the 550,000-square-foot property on the northwest end of New Lenox that will be a future home to an outlet mall. Center Creek Development announced a new partnership last week with Urban Retail Properties and Mansur & Company to build, lease and manage the $225 million project, which could break ground in spring 2012. The developers also sent their first lease agreements to potetntial tenants last week, shortly following the new partnership, Center Creek developer Jeff Middlebrook said. Spring Creek Outlets would be at the northwest corner across from Silver Cross Hospital's replacement campus. The outlet mall is the main component of a mixed-used development proposed by Center Creek …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
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