First reported 8/6/2010 2:28 p.m.
Loyola University Medical Center’s Gottlieb Hospital had its plan for a medical center on North Avenue (rendering shown at right) pushed back last week. The Village of River Forest’s Development Review Board said the proposal for a one-story medical office building wasn’t complete enough.
Loyola’s goal is to provide immediate-care medical services at Ashland and North avenues, as well as outpatient services that might not require a trip to the hospital. The $3.8 million building would have 47 on-site parking spaces, according to the plan.
The review board worried, though, that the developers hadn’t had a chance to look at reports from village staff, including the police and fire departments and, most notably, Public Works.
“This is a terrific use, even if it’s not exactly what we’d hoped for,” review board member Dennis McMahon said. “I’m impressed with the intent, but we have to approve a specific plan – not a concept.”
The board’s chairman, Frank Martin, agreed, and the board pushed its vote on the project back to its next meeting on Aug. 19.