An environmental cleanup process of this magnitude has many moving parts. The property has long been recognized as an environmental hazard due to a history of on-site dry-cleaning facilities. This past January, the developer’s environmental consultant, Pioneer Engineering and Environmental Services, prepared and submitted a site investigation/remediation objectives report and action plan to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA.) Approval of this submission by the IEPA is a required step in achieving a “No Further Remediation” (NFR) determination, meaning the site is “clean” at the completion of the development. As the developer awaits IEPA approval, the Illinois Drycleaners Trust Fund (IDTF) approved the remediation plan on May 13th. This is an important milestone in the process. Due to the site contamination, the project qualified for Illinois Drycleaners Trust Fund remedial benefits, which are an important component of the project. In cooperation with the current claimant (former drycleaner), Sedgwick received the proper authorization, and Pioneer prepared the budget for approval. This Drycleaner Trust Fund approval, along with the anticipated upcoming IEPA approval will allow for completion of the on-site remediation and cleanup.

Once completed, the condominium homes at RF are designed to create a maintenance-free lifestyle for residents. Owners will have incredible access to the outdoors, providing condo owners with outdoor space that rivals that of a single-family home, without the upkeep. Residents can enjoy outdoor space with no need to spend time on lawn maintenance, tree pruning, gutter cleaning or snow removal. For those residents who spend part of the year in other locales- whether it’s Michigan, Florida or Arizona- a condominium at RF allows them to lock and leave, without worry.

The interior spaces are easy to manage as well. For those downsizing from larger homes with multiple staircases, single-floor living in a condominium provides all of the space and none of the hassle of having to climb stairs throughout the day. Without the staircases and hallways needed in single-family-home style living, the condominiums at RF live large, and allow residents to host large family gatherings.

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty is leading the sales of the project, Pre-construction pricing from $699,900 to $1,449,900. Call 312-335-5354 or visit for more information. Due to the Covid-19 Shelter-In-Place Order, the Sales Center at 7579 Lake Street is open for individual appointments only. Meanwhile, the RF Development team wishes good health to all during these challenging times.

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