|The parking lot at Sheridan and Irving and neighboring building slated for demolition (Google)|
"I know it’s just the corner of the community, but I’ve always been frustrated at Thorek Hospital. When we do our Buena Park Green and Clean (or Clean and Green, whatever), that building along Broadway is always so trashed out and filthy. It’s a large hospital, you’d think they could pick up litter and try to make it look inviting. I believe it’s the medical office area, much of which is vacant. There is always a ton of trash along Irving bordering their endless parking lots and vacant areas as well.
Then three years ago they tore down a large decent looking residential building right at Irving Park and Sheridan so it could sit as a trash filled weed chocked plot of dirt. Now I see there’s a permit to tear down a really beautiful looking 3-flat (4009 N. Sheridan, see above) next to it from the early 1900’s. The building has new windows and a new roof, so I’m guessing it’s the hospital at it again (why else tear it down??). I’m afraid they’re going to let that one sit as a huge eyesore as well.
Between those two buildings and the extremely suburban style Walgreens going in across the street with all that parking, it’s such a massive waste for a corner with a 24-hour train station and two bus lines. The corner is embarrassing."