Edgewater Hospital’s future: Housing? Park?
Owners of the former Edgewater Hospital at 5700 N. Ashland have been shopping around plans to redevelop the roughly three-acre site, now an eyesore in an upscale neighborhood.
However, their plan is a long way from getting the local support that’s necessary for a city zoning change. The neighborhood’s alderman, Patrick O’Connor (40th), said the developers have curtailed the scope of the project but that city planners believe their proposal is still too dense. “Right now, I’m tending to side with the planning and zoning folks” on the matter, O’Connor said.