FitzGerald Associates Architects is providing full architectural services for an 80-unit senior living community on Bloomingdale Road in Glendale Heights. The four story building is specifically designed for seniors aged 55 and older, with a mission of serving all of the area’s seniors in a first-class development with the goal of maintaining a dignified quality of life for residents in their new environment. The project, approved in 2011 by the Glendale Heights Plan Commission, has recently been approved for IHDA to receive Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Construction is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2012.
The building will meet and exceed all related energy codes, and is designed to achieve Enterprise Green Communities certification. Sustainable features will include water conservation fixtures, Energy Star appliances; smart, active lighting systems to sense conditions and apply appropriate lighting; and environmentally responsible materials, finishes, and coatings. The building will feature one and two bedroom units at rental rates within reach of all incomes, and will include on-site management, a dining room with gathering spaces, reading and game rooms, and a fitness center. Easy, accessible parking is available to residents in a secured, controlled-climate indoor parking garage for 90 vehicles, and supplemented by 31 outdoor parking spaces for staff and guests.