PORTAGE PARK — Plans for a senior living facility at The Point at Six Corners shrunk a bit last week following public feedback.
In June, developer Ryan Companies said there would be 265 senior living units — specifically 83 independent living units, 144 assisted living units and 38 memory care units — at the facility along with 50,000 square feet of retail space and 237 parking spaces.
But on Saturday, the office of Ald. John Arena (45th) sent an email to ward residents letting them know the developer had adjusted the plans for their $120 million development at 4747 W. Irving Park Rd. to reduce the number of senior living units.
“They have decreased the total number of units in the proposal to 250, a reduction of 15 units. They also have increased the number of independent living retirement units to 102, up from 86,” the email said. “The number of memory care units remains at 38, while the number of assisted living units has decreased to 108. The changes will increase the number of affordable units the builder must provide in the area to 10, up from 7.”
The latest version of the plans still include 50,000 square feet of ground-floor retail along Milwaukee Avenue and Irving Park Road. And Aldi remains the anchor tenant at Milwaukee and Kilpatrick avenues. The parking spaces will remain the same at 237 spaces and Arena’s office said there will be a second level of parking.
The building is expected to have eight stories of market-rate senior housing above the ground floor at the north end of the property, according to the alderman’s office. The south end of the property will only be one story.
Outside the development, there will be two public plazas along Milwaukee Avenue and a “pedestrian connection” between Milwauke Avenue and Irving Park Road, the email said. The project is expected to generate about $1.5 million in property tax revenue per year.
Owen Brugh, chief of staff for Ald. Arena, said developers hope to break ground on the project sometime in spring of 2019.
“But that still depends on city approval on these plans,” Brugh said. “But we think it’s a good mix because the new housing has more of a focus on independent living. So residents at The Point will have more mobility and be able to enjoy the neighborhood.”
Ryan Companies did not immediately return a request for comment.
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