LINCOLN PARK — The $350 million Children's Memorial Hospital project is more than a month behind schedule.
Dan McCaffery, CEO and chairman of one of the developers behind the project, McCaffery Interests, told neighbors at a community meeting in March that demolition would begin in April.
But now demolition is slated to begin June 7, according to a recent construction notice sent out by McCaffery Interests.
From May 20 to May 25, crews will cut and cap water mains on the street before installing scaffolding from May 26 to June 6, according to the notice.
Street parking will be limited on Lincoln Avenue beginning May 26 ahead of demolition.
McCaffery would not say specifically why demolition was delayed.
"There are a few permit obstacles one has to navigate," he said in an email. "But we typically give ourselves a [good] amount of time anticipating administrative hang ups. We feel good about where we are."
He said crews have been working on the inside of the buildings doing rodent abatement, but would not say whether abatement has taken longer than expected. At the March meeting, McCaffery said he expected an "awful" rat issue when crews excavate.
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