Supportive Housing Development Opens in Chicago Suburb
- Aug 08, 2013
Mount Prospect, Ill.—Myers Place, a supportive housing development in northwest suburban Chicago, has been completed. The new-construction residential property is on a 3.7-acre site in Mount Prospect, and includes 39 units: 21 furnished one-bedroom apartments and 18 fully equipped studios.
The property, developed by a joint venture of Daveri Development Group LLC and the Kenneth Young Center, is designed to be occupied by individuals who can live independently without assisted care. Access to supportive services is located on the first floor of the facility, if required.
The first floor of the residential building features laundry facilities, a computer room, resident and bicycle storage areas, and staff and management services offices, as well as a 4,500-square-foot retail component. The four-story, 41,715-square-foot complex was also designed to meet LEED standards, incorporating sustainable features throughout the living spaces, common areas and exterior components.
For example, the property uses a geothermal heating and cooling system employing a vertical ground-source heat pump unit. Exterior walls were designed for maximum thermal efficiency, and sunscreens placed on the south- and west-facing windows reduce heating and cooling demand. Other sustainable features include locally sourced materials, recycled material content and drought-tolerant landscaping.
McShane Construction built the structure on behalf of the developers; and Cordogan, Clark & Associates provided architectural services. Chicago-based Daveri Development Group specializes in affordable housing in the Midwest, while the nonprofit Kenneth Young Center provides mental health and senior citizens support services.