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Project to create Chicago construction jobs

Posted on November 28, 2014

A project designed to redevelop the Cicero and George Elderly Apartments as a new affordable rental housing building for seniors in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood is creating construction jobs in Chicago.

The goal in Chicago is to create, preserve, and rehabilitate more than 41,000 units of affordable housing.

Chicago has committed over $264 million to create, preserve, or support almost 8,236 units of affordable housing. This $21.6 million redevelopment project will provide an additional 70 units for low-income seniors with the opportunity to live in a sustainable area with environmental green amenities and an exercise room to ensure that residents have an enhanced quality of life.

The new development will be in proximity to City of Chicago’s Department of Aging satellite senior center, which includes a massage therapy room, computer lab and a fitness center. The new redeveloped Cicero and George Elderly Apartments will includes a water retention system and energy star appliances, an exercise room, terrace, and a laundry facility and will be easily accessible to public transportation along with numerous shopping and business districts.

“This development is a great new addition to the community and I applaud the Mayor for his ongoing commitment to providing all Chicago residents with affordable housing options,” said Alderman Ray Suarez. “I’m also excited that this development will provide residents with eco-friendly on-site amenities that will keep them safe and healthy for years to come.”

“Whether it is our seniors, our veterans, or our children and families, our values in the City of Chicago are that every resident deserves a roof over their head and an affordable place to call home,” said Mayor Emanuel.

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