Community news: Smith Village in Beverly adds 3‑story addition
Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Place, Chicago, held an event to sign the center steel column on the top floor of its 10,024-square-foot, 3‑story addition to the Johanson Wing, which houses its skilled nursing care rooms and short-term rehab suites.
This gathering marked progress of the first phase of construction. Installing the roof and fully enclosing the exterior space of the new tower is scheduled to be finished by the end of September.
The $22.3 million construction project will convert many double-occupancy rooms to private suites. It also adds three floors of common areas, which include state-of-the-art therapy rooms on the first floor and dining rooms on the second and third floors with stunning treetop views. Improvements include a new roof, all new electrical and HVAC systems and new windows for the entire wing.
“Completion the exterior work for this addition is a significant milestone,” says Chris August, corporate environmental services and safety director. “To mark this moment, we asked key stakeholders to literally sign the steel structure on the top floor. By doing so, they honor everyone in the community who has come together to take Smith Village to the next level.”
First opened in 1924, Smith Village completed a $68 million in construction project that transformed the campus to a continuing care retirement community in November 2008.
Kevin McGee, president and CEO of Smith Senior Living, said leadership teams began a strategic planning process in 2017
“Three key findings affirmed the need to convert double occupancy rooms to private suites; to improve common areas and infrastructure systems; and to dedicate one floor to short-term stay rehabilitation,” McGee said.
Smith Village is home to 255 adults, 62 years and older, in independent and assisted living, memory care, short-term stay and skilled nursing care.
For more information, call 773−474−7300 or go to SmithVillage.org.