Walsh Joins Senior Lifestyles Corporation in Celebrating the Opening of Two More Facilities
The Walsh Group's Senior Housing Group has completed over $500 million in senior housing contracts for both public and private clients. Project experience includes both renovations and new construction of a variety of facilities, including independent living, assisted living, and skilled care. Starting with ownership and continuing down through the project team, a commitment is made to complete every project on schedule and within budget while providing construction of the highest quality.
The recently completed Senior Suites of Norwood Park project combines an existing 37,000 SF Monastery building from the early 1900's and a newly built 50,000 SF addition. The two buildings now house 84 apartment units, common areas and back-of-house support spaces.
The 3-story existing portion is considered part of the National Park Service Historic Preservation Program for renovation and adaptive re-use. This property was the Passionist Fathers Monastery, designed by Chicago architect Joseph Molitor and completed in 1910. It was connected to the Immaculate Conception Church of Norwood Park, Chicago. The renovation portion of the project primarily preserves the exterior historic details of the existing monastery. The first floor of the interior and the second floor Chapel are mainly preserved for the intended re-use but serve as a monument to many of the existing details of the monastery and Chapel.
The Blue Island Supportive Living Facility (SLF) at Fay's Point is a four story, 80,675 square foot supportive living facility in the south suburbs of Chicago. The building contains 120 total units including both studio and deluxe Section 504 Full Accessible Units, Type A Accessible units, and adaptable units. The building contains a number of amenities including a full service kitchen, private dining room, multi-purpose media room, on-site physical therapy, a fitness center, computer lab, art studio and beauty salon.
The Blue Island SLF is a wood structure with masonry veneer and cement board siding on the exterior.