• For more than 180 years, Cook County has provided a safety net for health care in the greater Chicago region delivering services with dignity, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. With this mission in mind, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the engagement of the Chicago Consultants Studio, Inc. in 2014 to help unlock the value of Old Cook County Building and leverage the inherent real estate value from the available land. The strategic development management team articulated the vision of the County Board President, the County Commissioners and the Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) (now Cook County Health) leadership, providing the development parameters to help solve for  (1) core medical needs at Stroger Campus; and (2) identification for redevelopment of available real estate to both enhance the overall site, and provide revenue sources through mixed use development.  The ribbon was cut on the Professional Building on October 28, 2018 (see images below). 
  • Redevelopment of the Old County Hospital (now known as  Harrison Square) is the other component of an ambitious plan for County property on the Central campus, and constructoin is underway. Two parallel RFP solicitations — one for a new clinical and professional building - the Professional Building (noted above),  and one for the market rate mixed-use project, grew out of the work noted above – and were issued in November 2014 and January 2015 respectively with design teams selected. The county real estate team and consultants held a design charrette with active involvement from the community and leading civic organizations. Construction is now underway. Project construction will meet the County’s MBE/WBE, local hiring and prevailing wage requirements and/or goals.  The team will work closely with the Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership on outreach and training, with a focus on hiring within the community.

A snapshot of construction in action - Harrision Square

Fall, 2019 - Welders in action during construction

Fall 2019 - Second Meet and Greet - Pre Apprentice Program

Old Cook County Hospital Redevelopment - Harrision Square (mixed use project) 


Old Cook County hospital Building will be renovated into office and hotel space.
Rendering of the outside of Old Cook County hospital.

Professional Building - Cook County Health


New Central Campus Health Care Center
New Central Campus Health Center

Ribbon Cutting - Professional Building

Art Mural in the Lobby of the Professional Building

Click on link to view video of Fantus Clinic Demo - video

Fantus Clinic Demolition - images

Early 2018 construction images

Rendering of the new campus area  Chicago Consultants Studio

Rendering of the new campus area, courtesy of the  Chicago Consultants Studio.

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