City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently joined 6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer, AECOM Hunt and the Department of Fleet and Facility Management Commissioner David Reynolds to break ground on their new headquarters in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. The first phase of the project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018.
“This move will double down on the progress we have made in Englewood while helping improve city government’s operations and efficiency,” Mayor Emanuel said. “By making community investments in areas that need them, we can deliver long-term economic benefits to the entire city of Chicago.”
AECOM Hunt is providing fully integrated design and construction services for three new Fleet and Facility Management facilities for the city of Chicago. The new, 200,000-square-foot headquarters will be built on a 12.5 acre, city-owned site at 69th Street and Wentworth Avenue that was formerly the location of Kennedy King College. Two additional facilities will be built at 4241 N. Neenah Avenue to serve as heavy-duty vehicle repair and at 1150 N. Branch Street to serve as a city fueling station.
The first phase of this project will create an estimated 150 construction jobs and AECOM Hunt is committed to almost doubling the City’s minority- and women-owned businesses contracting and workforce participation goals. To do so, AECOM Hunt has partnered with Ardmore Associates, DB Sterlin Consultants, Environmental Design International, Inc. and Riteway Huggins Construction Services.
“It has been a pleasure to partner with the 6th Ward’s Alderman Sawyer and team to grow our minority- and women-owned business relationships,” said Jim Banovitz, Senior Vice President, AECOM Hunt. “This project will provide much needed job opportunities in the community.”