TDL Center Project Overview
- Cost: $44.8 million
- $31.6 million from the
State of Illinois
- $13.2 million from City
Colleges of Chicago, part of the system’s $524 million five-year capital plan
- Location: Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S.
Woodlawn Ave., Chicago IL 60628
- Purpose: To prepare students for both
further college and careers, and serve as the transportation, distribution
and logistics (TDL) hub of City Colleges' College to Careers
- Size: 103,000 square feet
- a high-tech central store
warehouse environment that will act as a supply chain hub to efficiently
provide office supplies to City Colleges
diesel and automotive
engine and vehicle laboratorie
- simulated driving facilities
- engine testing cell (with dynamometer)
- student testing center
- Design process: City Colleges faculty, staff and students, as well as
College to Careers TDL industry partners, helped design the building to support
TDL curricular needs
- Sustainability: the project is pursuing
LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Project lead: Illinois Capital Development Board
Jobs Created and Community
March 2012: Governor Patrick Quinn, Mayor
Rahm Emanuel and Chancellor Cheryl Hyman announce the TDL Center project,
part of CCC’s College to Careers initiative
- May-June 2013: Buildings on construction site
are demolished, overhead utility lines removed
October 2013: Further site preparation
completed: removal of concrete slabs supporting demolished structur
- October 28th,
- Fall 2015: TDL Center opens (anticipated)
- Total jobs
prioritized for residents of the community, or 14 percent of the
total jobs created through the project. The community area is defined
as wards 8 and 10.
- Types of jobs: The types of positions expected
to be available include: plumbers,
electricians, carpenters, pipe fitters, brick masons, painters, ironworkers,
operators, roofers, laborers, and sheet metal workers.
available: Seats have
been reserved for qualified residents without prior training in a
special construction training program offered at City Colleges’ Dawson
Technical Institute. Ten scholarships were awarded. Others can still apply for the program. A
high-school diploma or equivalent is required to take part.
- Architect of
record: FGM Architects
- Background: Oak
Brook, IL-based FGM
Architects has a strong track record in higher education. The firm, which
has an office in the Loop, has completed building projects on the
campuses of Northwestern University, Wheaton College, Triton College,
Western Illinois University, Valparaiso University and the College of
DuPage, among other institutions.
manager: Gilbane Building Company
- Gilbane is
one of the largest family-owned construction firms in the industry. Based
in Providence, Rhode Island, the company was founded in 1873. Its Chicago
office opened in 1978.
education construction management clients include: Addison (IL) School
District 4, University of Michigan, Elmhurst (IL) Memorial Healthcare.
- One of the nation’s leading demolition and environmental remediation
firms, Chicago-based Brandenburg has completed projects ranging from the
demolition of small residential garages to the total decommissioning of
an entire industrial facility.