Restoration of historic Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., is underway. Exterior work, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2015, will include repairs to the walls, roof slabs, roofing, downspouts and skylights, as well as restoration of the planters and flatwork. A geothermal well field also will be installed at the north end of the property to provide air conditioning.
Work on the interior is scheduled to begin in June 2015 and be completed in November 2016. The building will be closed to the public once the interior work begins.
A temporary construction fence will be erected around the entire site and pedestrian traffic will be re-routed into the parking lane along Lake Street while work occurs on the geothermal system. A covered sidewalk canopy will be incorporated into the scaffolding system to provide pedestrian protection along Kenilworth Avenue.