Their challenge

Due to the growing number of residential real estate developers focusing on senior living projects, our client knew they needed a partner who could help Belmont Village Senior Living stand out by upping their design game. Specifically, our client’s goals for the new building required both interior design and engineering design services that acknowledged and addressed the current gap between Chicago’s existing senior living builds and what senior living units should be.

Our solution

Salas O’Brien delivered full mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design services for this new seven-story senior living community, plus two lower levels. Our team designed the new community to closely resemble the original 1932 Nellie Black building. This approach helps the facility  and enhances the residents’ experience. This new, redeveloped building now features 149 units made up of studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom residences to serve both assisted living and dementia levels of care. The two lower levels feature 97 parking spaces, lounge areas, a commercial kitchen, a dining room, and several other support spaces.