I once had a client call me and innocently ask, “Phil look up all this vacant land between Roosevelt and 16th street, just north of Pilsen. This is a great spot, I want to buy lots.”
Little did he know, those vacant lots have been a battle for over 10 years. They have been cleared in the name of business. In the name of Medical, tech and health related business growth.
The largest bonding authority in the area is the quasi State, County and City authority called the Illinois Medical District. They are powerful. They overrule all zoning and building issues in their area, and they can create funding, allow zoning variances to get jobs and key infastructure built in the middle of the city. This area is roughly from 16th street north to I 290. But see their website at www.IMDC.org.
A new clinic is opening here and it is the Center for Veterinary Medicine. According to the website this clinic, takes a fresh approach to pet healthcare, beginning with its name: Furnetic. To allow the curious to see for themselves, two open house events are scheduled: Friday, July 31, from 2 to 7 pm and Saturday, August 1, from 9 am to 1 pm.
“We get that pet owners expect, the highest quality medical care and service when it comes to their furry loved ones,” says Dr. Rosemary LoGiudice, director of the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine. “We are here to provide a working definition of excellence in veterinary practice, a place where patients and their people are treated with caring, respect, professionalism, and the very latest in veterinary knowledge.
“In that respect, we complement the other medical services offered in neighboring blocks. The Furnetic difference is that our patients can’t tell us where it hurts, and they show their appreciation with licks and purrs.”
In addition to serving neighborhood pet owners, the new practice encourages employees of the Illinois Medical District and the University of Illinois at Chicago to use the clinic. On the day of an appointment, owners can drop their pet off in the morning, and return to meet with the doctor and pick the pet up at the end of the work day.