Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago is a key partner in a unique community-redevelopment plan that includes construction of mixed-income housing adjacent to a proposed new outpatient pavilion on the hospital's campus.

The proposed new outpatient pavilion will unify services now offered in separate buildings on Mount Sinai Hospital's campus, says Jim Bicak, director of Sinai Tomorrow.

"The planned outpatient pavilion will allow the hospital to offer cohesive, efficient outpatient services by moving them to one building and eliminating the need for patients to go to multiple facilities for outpatient care," he says.

A rendering of the proposed community development project.

The new outpatient pavilion will be located on land owned by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), which has oversight of the city's public housing and is a major partner in the plan with Sinai Health System, which operates the hospital; the City of Chicago; and development company Brinshore Michaels.

The first phase of the $43.9 million housing project, called Park Douglas to be built adjacent to the outpatient pavilion, includes construction of 139 rental units in 19 buildings priced for low- to moderate-income households up to market value. First move-ins are scheduled for July.

The rental development is the first part of a larger mixed-income residential redevelopment that will include construction of 300 sale and rental units on land owned by the CHA, the City of Chicago, Mount Sinai Hospital and private entities.

Alan H. Channing, president and CEO of Sinai Health System, indicates the Sinai Health System Board of Directors was instrumental in conceiving the plan. Sinai Health System is working with the city and state to obtain the funding and regulatory approvals required for construction.