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Former Elementary School Will Become Senior Housing

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General Capital Group’s project to turn the former James C. Bush Elementary School, 2117 W. Church St. in Johnsburg, IL, into affordable senior housing is set to begin. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a formal groundbreaking will not be scheduled.

Joseph J. Duffy Co. is the general contractor for the 68-unit development, which will be managed by Oakbrook Corporation. The Duffy Company provided pre-construction services, concluding in a lump sum contract to build the project, working with Hooker DeJong Architects, Inc.

The administration and gym areas of the existing one-story school will be renovated into 14 apartments, resident support facilities, and office space. A three-story wing housing 54 one and two-bedroom units will be added. Each apartment will include a full bath and kitchen.

The project is situated near downtown Johnsburg, and it’s hoped that the complex will allow seniors living in Johnsburg an attractive option to remain there.

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