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Skender Partnership Launches Renovations to West Side Senior Living Properties 

Skender and its joint venture partner, Blackwood Group, have started the extensive renovation of two West Side senior living apartment buildings for the Chicago Housing Authority and Michaels Development. The properties include the following: 

Irene McCoy Gaines Apartments. Located at 3700 W Congress Pkwy. in East Garfield Park, the 17-story, 150-unit property was built in 1964 and is undergoing substantial renovations to all units, including the updated HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. New amenity spaces, including a redesigned dining and community room, an exterior courtyard, and upgraded laundry spaces will be added.  

Albany Terrace Apartments. Located at 3030 W 21st Pl. in South Lawndale, the 17-story, 350-unit senior complex was built in 1974 and is also undergoing a significant rehabilitation to upgrade resident units, amenity common spaces, and HVAC systems. Electrical and plumbing systems will also be replaced, and an additional elevator will be installed to meet residents’ needs. 


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