Harley Ellis Devereaux, a planning, architecture and engineering firm has announced the completion of a new affordable senior housing development on Chicago’s South Side. The Victory Centre of South Chicago Supportive Living Facility (SLF) offers affordability, a variety of sustainable features and will contribute to one of the largest sustainable revitalization developments in the country. The $14.5 million, five-story supportive living facility opened in June and the second phase of the project, a $14 million, 72-unit independent living senior apartment building, will break ground next door to the SLF building later this year. The project is located on four acres and has a five story residence consisting of 112 studio units, each with a private bathroom and kitchenette.
The facility is pursuing the Certified level of the LEED Rating System and will also contribute to the LEED South Chicago Initiative Neighborhood Development Pilot Program. The Victory Centre of South Chicago SLF earned a Green Permit from the City of Chicago and also participated in the Illinois Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Construction Program. Once certifi ed it will join only a handful of multi-unit residential projects in the State with this designation and it will be the first one that is designed specifically for a senior population.
Robert Helle, principal at Pathway Senior Living, said the new development will add to the upswing of the neighborhood. “The project will provide a stimulus to a City neighborhood with a long history and a home for elderly residents who have contributed so much to that history,” he said.