In 2019, Matanky Realty Group (MRG) leased a space within the Bishop Plaza Shopping Center to the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System – Mile Square Health Center. Since that signing, the healthcare facility has become a core MRG tenant who proudly provides an array of top-notch medical services to the surrounding community. Recently, UI Mile Square increased their business operations with a facility expansion, a recently opened dental clinic, completed by MRG Construction Corp.
Prior to this structural add-on, the medical center, located in the Chicago neighborhood of Back of The Yards, requested the assistance of Matanky Realty Group to aid them in acquiring the additional space needed for the dental clinic. The original facility measured 6,000 SF, which was discovered to be too small to incorporate a state-of-the-art dental facility into it. MRG helped UI Mile Square to acquire an additional 2,379 SF for the add-on, assisted them in creating a financial plan and helped them to raise the necessary funds. Once the funds were accrued and the extension space was finalized, MRG recruited affiliate company MRG Construction Corp to complete the project. In early 2023, this dental clinic was completed and now serves the community. The addition of the dental clinic allows UI Mile Square to better care for their patients and the surrounding members of the community by offering a wider range of necessary services.
The University of Illinois Mile Square Health Center has been a respected establishment within Back of The Yards since 1967. Over the many decades since then, Mile Square Health Center’s mission has remained constant – to serve the communities of Chicago and to provide top-notch medical service and health care to Chicagoans regardless of their financial standing. Each year, Mile Square Health Center serves more than 40,000 individuals throughout various Chicago neighborhoods. The Back of The Yards location, one of eight health centers within the UI Healthcare system, provides an array of services including behavioral healthcare, prenatal care, well-child exams, referrals for housing, shelter, substance abuse programs, and many more.
Matanky Realty Group represents landlords as a core brokerage service, just as we did in the success story of UI Mile Square. MRG would like to extend a big thank-you to University of Illinois Mile Square Health Center at Bishop Plaza for both the honor of leasing a space to their health facility, and the opportunity for MRGC to construct their new dental clinic. Matanky Realty Group considers ourselves fortunate to have such a long-standing relationship with such an admirable medical care facility as UI Mile Square. We wish this noble organization smooth and successful operation for the years to come.