WASHINGTON PARK — Developers are hoping to break ground on 34 new one-bedroom apartments for seniors in Washington Park in the fall.
St. Edmund’s Redevelopment Corporation is planning the project at 6151 S. Michigan Ave. as an extension of its St. Edmund’s Tower senior housing.
“We’re still putting all the things in order,” Cecilia Hunt, deputy director of the development arm of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church. “The best-case scenario is we’re breaking ground this fall.”
The most recent piece fell into place on Thursday when the Chicago Plan Commission voted to recommend the city-owned property necessary for the project be sold to the developer.
Once completed, the building will offer a library and garden for seniors living in the 34 subsidized units.
The expansion of senior housing is being touted as a solution to the large number of vacant lots in Washington Park.
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