Two-flat demolition on hold pending hearing

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The planned demolition of a long-vacant two-flat owned by West Suburban Hospital has been delayed until a complete hearing is held in July by the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission. The two-flat sits on a larger piece of hospital-owned land on Humphrey Avenue just north of Ontario Street.

The hospital had announced plans two weeks ago to demolish the two-flat but was unable to secure the necessary village permits because the building is in the Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District.

According to the village, the hospital has since filed for a Certificate of Appropriateness, which the commission must approve prior to any demolition. Representatives from the hospital met with the commission's review committee last week and will face the full commission at its July 14 meeting.

The two-flat has been used solely for storage for many years.

?#34;Dan Haley

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