Current Site Activity

Click to see the Exchange 55 Demolition Overview presentation shared at the June 27 Virtual Community Meeting.
Click to see HRP responses to questions submitted by LVEJO for the June 27 Virtual community meeting.


Exchange 55 On-Site Camera


Following a series of community meetings held by the City of Chicago, the demolition contractor at Exchange 55, Heneghan Wrecking & Excavation Co., Inc., will be hosting a bilingual Virtual Community Meeting to review the details about the upcoming demolition, timeline and dust mitigation plan for the remaining structures at the site of the former Crawford Station power plant located at 3501 South Pulaski Road.
WHAT: Virtual Community Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, June 27, 2020; at 10:00 – 11:30 AM HOW: Residents are invited to join the virtual meeting in the following ways:
• By Phone: call (312) 626-6799, access code 87383019138 • By Computer: Join
• If residents are unable to join the meeting, the materials presented can be reviewed by visiting
• Spanish-interpreter will be available • Residents are also able to submit questions in advance by calling (312) 796-6281 or
The approved demolition contractor, Heneghan Wrecking & Excavation Co., Inc., will perform the demolition of the remaining structures no earlier than Monday, July 6, 2020. The demolition of these structures will be conducted using a manual process that does not utilize an implosion. All remaining demolition work will be conducted by Heneghan Wrecking & Excavation Co., Inc., in accordance with the dust mitigation plans that have been approved by the City of Chicago Department of Buildings and the City of Chicago Department of Public Health. The approved dust mitigation plans can be found at
In addition, and in accordance with the requirements established by the City of Chicago and scope of work permitted under the Department of Buildings Core and Shell Permit, Morgan/Harbour Construction LLC will begin vertical construction on the Exchange 55 building no earlier than Friday, June 26, 2020.
Exchange 55 is being constructed using insulated, loadbearing, precast concrete wall panels and a structural steel frame. Vertical construction work will include steel erection, precast wall installation, roof construction, and related infrastructure. This work will continue until the shell core work is completed.
The health, safety and welfare of the Little Village community remains of critical importance to us as we continue the construction of a new state-of-the-art, job-creating logistics center in Little Village. Our goal remains to responsibly redevelop this property and work closely with the City of Chicago to build a transformational facility that will provide numerous community benefits and sustainability initiatives.
For additional information, or to ask any questions, please reach out to us at (312) 796-6281 or


Construction activities for the site located at 3501 South Pulaski Road in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood are ongoing. Our current focus includes:

  • Demolition and general site clean up, detailed below
  • Material sorting and recycling
  • Ongoing dust suppression
  • Mass grading on the North and East portion of the site
  • Building pad construction at the North end of the site
  • Site utility installation at the North end of the site
Details of demolition progress include:
  • Abatement is complete with all identified and abated asbestos properly removed from the site
  • Removal of interior apertures working east to west is ongoing and will continue through weeks end
  •  Interior equipment demolition and processing in southern building section is in progress and will continue through weeks end
  • A visual map of the current state of activity is below
    • All areas highlighted in red has been demolished. This includes structures such as the conveyor belt, maintenance building, switch relay deck, material storage structure, etc.
    • All areas highlighted in yellow are currently in progress of the demolition process
    • All areas highlighted in black will be demolished in the upcoming weeks
  • 98% of reusable demolition materials will be processed and recycled

Demolition Process & Procedures

Prior to any demolition activity, our team conducts a thorough walkthrough and completes an evaluation of the structures to confirm all appropriate measures have been taken and the area is ready for demolition. The team also evaluates each aperture, or ground opening, to determine which dust management system(s) will be best suited for the area.
Dust control, mitigation and management are critical areas of focus during all onsite demolition activity and we prioritize these efforts to provide a safe working environment for onsite workers and the local community. With this project, we leverage a variety of watering techniques for our dust control and mitigation efforts including water trucks, water cannons, direct-drive misting systems, selective interior demolition and weather monitoring, among others.
We follow the same careful consideration during the construction process with dust management evaluated, planned and executed by way of water truck, off-road water carrier and soil management.
We will continue to keep this page updated with current site activity and processes.