Salas O’Brien provided engineering services for a new seven-story senior living facility located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood.
Based in Houston, Texas, Belmont Village Senior Living opened its first community in 1998 and now develops, owns, and operates more than 27 senior living apartment communities in California, Arizona, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, and Mexico. This client excels in entrepreneurship and management, providing services such as independent living, assisted living, hospitality services, enrichment programs, memory care, and dementia care services for elder residents.
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.
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.
Thanks to our team’s engineering expertise, this senior living community is now in conformance with the Mixed-Use Planned Development Ordinance and is pursuing LEED Silver certification with contractor W.E. O’Neil. The finished space enables Belmont Village Senior Living residents to continue leading the lives they enjoy in an updated, modern, and comfortable space.