On April 4, 2013, representatives from the Village of Glendale Heights, Thomas & Thomas Associates, Crane Construction, FitzGerald Associates Architects, local seniors, and several other stakeholders gathered for the groundbreaking of the Thomas Place senior living community in Glendale Heights.
The four-story, 134,000 square foot development will contain 81 apartments designed for seniors aged 55 and older, with a mission of serving all of the area’s seniors in a first-class development and maintaining a dignified quality of life for residents in their new environment.
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 feature on-site management, a dining room with gathering spaces, reading and game rooms, and a fitness center. Easy, accessible parking will be available to residents in a secured, climate-controlled indoor parking garage for 80 vehicles, supplemented by 42 outdoor parking spaces for staff and guests.
Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2013.