January 21, 2019

Construction continues on the new 2-story, 84,433-square-foot Peoples Gas North Shop Field Service Center at 4025 W. Peterson Ave.

Aldermen and company officials held a public meeting last year to lay out their plans to redevelop the former Commerce Clearing House and Automatic Spring Coiling Co. site, which had been vacant for about two years and has since been razed to accommodate Peoples planned development.

Located on the southwest corner of Peterson and Pulaski, the property was chosen due to its proximity to Peoples Gas customers and to improve response times for service calls.

Epstein is pleased to be providing architect of record and civil engineering services for the North Shop, which will serve as the prototype for possible additional Chicagoland centers. Epstein is partnering with the McKissack & McKissack and FH Paschen joint venture. McKissack & McKissack is the design architect and program contractor and FH Paschen is serving as the general contractor.

Dave Hilty, PE, Epstein's Civil Engineering Project Manager, explains what can be seen in the construction progress photos featured in this article:

"The installation of the Peoples Gas North Shop wall and column foundations is progressing. These photos show the area around the repair shop and depressed dock area. Additionally, the excavation for the underground StormTrap system has begun. A concrete slab will soon be poured to serve as the base for the StormTrap units."

The North Shop is scheduled to be completed in December 2019.