Recycling and Remediation has begun at RF

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After a successful pre-sale campaign, Sedgwick Development has begun their interior demolition and recycling efforts of the original building at their Lake and Lathrop project known as RF.

As part of their demolition plan, Sedgwick engaged a firm specializing in the removal and recycling of construction materials. Studies have shown that recycling construction materials can have a significant environmental impact by reducing lost habitat and the huge energy costs associated with raw extraction, refining, construction material manufacturing and the transportation costs of each stage of that process. Additionally, this program saves tons of material from being deposited into landfills unnecessarily.

Sedgwick's President, Marty Paris, shares, "River Forest is my hometown and I want everything we can control to be done right."

The process going on now includes the removal of the existing building materials in stages and sorting/separating on site. The deconstruction team utilizes exhaustive methods (sometimes even by hand) to carefully remove every single piece of the old building. In the end, every component of the old building is separated and donated for re-use and recycling, including concrete, steel, glass, wood, and all other metals.

There are also two important updates related to the environmental cleanup on the site in the last week. First, Sedgwick identified and abated asbestos that in the former dry-cleaning facility. Next the Village Board approved the Environmental Remediation Plan for the overall site. The plan includes the long-awaited cleanup of soil contamination generated from the former dry-cleaning facility. Pioneer Engineering and Environmental Services, the remediation specialists responsible for Sedgwick's overall cleanup effort, says their work begins in June.

"Our Village has been waiting a long time for this site to be cleaned up properly. We are proud to be part of that effort," says Paris.

The beautiful, traditionally-designed building will offer open floor plan living with modern amenities in each of its three-four bedroom and two-three bathroom home. With amenities such as private elevators to each home, huge outdoor terraces off the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows, high-end cabinetry and appliances, and heated, private garage parking, RF offers unparalleled style and convenience, not to mention an unbeatable location in the heart of central River Forest.

The RF Sales Center is now open daily from 12 pm until 6 pm. At the Sales Center, interested buyers can view floorplans and large renderings of both the exterior and interior. There is also a fully built-out kitchen and bathroom representing the finishes within the luxury homes. Visitors will also be able to view photographs of completed projects previously developed by Sedgwick Development.

The units vary in size from 1,500 to 3,400 square feet and are priced from $599,900 to $1,499,900. More information can be found at, or contact Christina Pesavento of Jameson Sotheby's International Realty at 312-335-5354 to schedule a detailed presentation.

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