Posts Tagged ‘aging in place’

McCrory Senior Apartments

McCrory Senior Apartments exterior view from corner showing context with First Baptist Congregational Church

McCrory Senior Apartments is the development of a stretch of ten vacant lots on Chicago’s Near West Side into 62 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors. The project is a transit-oriented development located in a highly desirable area, just three blocks from United Center and walkable or easily accessible to restaurants, retail shops, supportive…

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Construction Progress: McCrory Senior Apartments joins the community

McCrory Senior Apartments construction progress as of September 18th

Just west of Union Park at the SE intersection of Washington and Paulina, McCrory Senior Housing is taking shape amongst a myriad of neighbors.   Within the four blocks that meet at this corner, you can find historic mansions, contemporary 2- to 4-flats, apartments, condos, a learning center, and elementary school. McCrory’s community development partner,…

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Kenmore Plaza

Elderly couple sitting on bench outside main entrance of Kenmore Plaza

Kenmore Plaza is the moderate rehab of a 324-unit, 28-story residential high-rise for seniors in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Originally constructed in 1973, the building was acquired by the Kenmore Plaza Tenants Association in 1997 with proceeds provided by HUD under LIHPRHA (Low Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act). LIHPRHA was enacted to preserve the…

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Phil B. Curls Manor

Phil B. Curls Manor west elevation daytime

Phil B. Curls Manor is the first phase of the Kansas City Intergenerational Community. The 4-story building provides 54 affordable apartments for seniors and amenities that include a theater, community room, fitness, bike storage, in-unit laundry, and medical exam room. The building is named after longtime Kansas City lawmaker Phil B. Curls who was instrumental…

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Grandfamily Housing Fills Void of Vacant Lot

Resident pushing stroller by apartment doors of Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments

By Jack Schroeder, AIA, LEED AP, This article first appeared in AIA’s newsletter on social impact, March 29, 2016. See more of Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments here. standing in front of a vacant, trash-strewn site in the roseland neighborhood on the far southside of chicago, one of our best and most inspiring clients came to…

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The Burnham at Woodlawn Park

Preservation of Affordable Housing, the City of Chicago, and a strong coalition of community-based organizations and stakeholders are transforming Woodlawn into a “neighborhood of choice”—a transformation centered on the redevelopment of three city blocks along South Cottage Grove Avenue between East 60th and 63rd Streets. The Burnham, a 5-story, 65-unit residential building for seniors, marks…

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Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments

Resident pushing stroller by apartment doors of Roseland Village Grandfamily Apartments

Village Apartments is part of Landon Bone Baker’s Roseland Senior Campus Project  that includes a larger Senior ILF (Independent Living Facility), and incorporates an existing 124-unit Assisted Living Facility to create a continuum of care for Roseland seniors. This smaller scale, 14,620 ground square foot grandfamily building is a two-story, 10-unit structure clad with a…

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