Chicago Real Estate Project Offers Seniors Affordable Homes

February 09, 2011

There’s a new Chicago housing facility for seniors in the Pilsen neighborhood.

A grand opening ceremony was held this week for Casa Maravilla, a 73-unit affordable senior rental building and Senior Satellite Center located at 2021 S. Morgan Street in Chicago.

The five-story building includes 28 studio, 32 one-bedroom and 13 two-bedroom units ranging in size from 478 to 828 square feet.

Mayor daley at the ribbon cutting

Mayor Daley helps to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Casa Maravilla this week.

The development includes various green elements including water permeable paving, highly efficient mechanical systems and insulation.

“We are proud to work at all levels of government to support our seniors who spent a lifetime building this great city,” said Mayor Richard M. Daley at the grand opening. “The creation of more quality affordable housing for seniors and families is one of the ways that we are building a better future for the people of Chicago.”

The $20-million development, built in cooperation with the Resurrection Project, is part of bigger campus that provides a range of housing and services, including the Alivio Medical Center and Casa Morelos, a 45-unit mixed-income rental housing complex.

Creating these housing opportunities for seniors is a part of the Chicago’s five-year senior housing plan in which the city has committed more than $433 million to the creation of 4,022 new units of quality, affordable senior housing.

“Chicago’s seniors are one of our most valuable assets,” Mayor Daley said. “We depend on our community of seniors to serve as role models to our families and communities and are grateful for the significant contributions they have made to the culture of our neighborhoods and fabric of our city.”

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