On Thursday, June 23rd, construction started on the 72,000 square ft., four-story senior housing apartment building for low-income seniors ages 62 and over in Bellwood, IL.
The development and construction team made up of F.H. Paschen, Evergreen Real Estate Group, and Weese Langley Weese Architects LTD, who partnered with the Village of Bellwood to design and construct the 80-unit facility.
“It’s a beautiful day in Bellwood,” said Mayor Andre Harvey. “We needed to do something more for the seniors in our community. We had a vision of what we wanted – a transformative development – and thanks to the help and collaboration from our development, design, construction, and financing partners, it’s becoming a reality.”
Located at the intersection of 25th Avenue and Washington Avenue, the building fills a critical need for the Village of Bellwood and seniors in the community. The lot had previously been a Walgreens, but has been vacant for 11 years.
“F.H. Paschen is excited to partner with this team and the Village of Bellwood on this project. We look forward to delivering a first-class apartment building for the Bellwood community,” said F.H. Paschen Senior Vice President, Leo Wright, who attended the groundbreaking.
Speakers at the groundbreaking included Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey, Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, Illinois Housing Development Authority Executive Director Kristin Faust, State Representative Will Guzzardi.
ABOUT THE COMPANIES:
F.H. Paschen is a general contractor, construction manager, and design-builder with over 115 years of experience in the construction industry, serving both public and private customers and clients across the country.
Evergreen Real Estate Group (Evergreen) is an affordable housing developer whose portfolio includes new construction and rehabilitation projects for both family and senior housing.
Weese Langley Weese Architects LTD, is a well-established Chicago architectural firm, with a long history of designing affordable housing projects.