EDGEWATER — Planned Parenthood in Edgewater is gearing up for a move slightly south In preparation for the demolition of its current home.
Its current location at 6353 N. Broadway has been inside of the Woodruff Arcade since 1983, an indoor shopping and office center slated to be torn down.
Though the arcade's exact future is not yet known, it was bought by Doruk Borekci of Borekci Real Estate and Algonquin Ventures Real Estate LLC., a Northbrook development and construction company headquartered in Turkey, according to the company's website. In the past, Borecki Real Estate has developed residential, commercial and hotel properties.
Tenants were given until Dec. 31 to leave.
Now, the North Side's only Planned Parenthood is gearing up to move into its new home at 5725 N. Broadway.
Permits were issued June 21 for the renovation of a former medical office within a small complex that also contains a dollar store, just north of the intersection of Hollywood Avenue and North Broadway.
The Planned Parenthood location is one of seven in the city, but is the only branch north of North Avenue.
Julie Lynn, a Planned Parenthood representative, said the exact move date was still unknown, but she was glad the new location was still in close proximity to its longtime home next to Loyola University.
The new facility will be larger and therefore able to take in more patients, Lynn said, and will be able to offer something it can't now: free parking and a parking lot.
"Planned Parenthood has been an integral part of the Rogers Park community since 1983 and we are proud to be able continue to serve patients in the area," Lynn said. "The new location will be offering the same high quality, affordable reproductive health services that Planned Parenthood has provided to patients for the past 100 years."