February 1, 2019
Evergreen Real Estate Group recently cut the ribbon on the Independence Branch Library in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood. Located at 4024 N. Elston Ave., the branch is one of two co-located library/senior housing developments that Evergreen is building in partnership with the city.
“Because of the vision and leadership of Mayor Emanuel and our civic partners, Chicago is leading the way with these innovative developments that have transformed how libraries and senior housing are designed,” said David Block, director of development for Evergreen.
Designed by John Ronan Architects, the two-level library features an open floor plan with large expanses of glass that let in natural light.
The Independence Apartments, located above the library branch, consist of 44 senior residences: 30 public housing units and 14 affordable apartments. In addition to the library, amenities will include a fitness room and outdoor terrace with green space. First move-ins are expected this spring.
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