$10.35 million permit issued for renovation of former South Side YMCA with senior housing

3039 E 91st St.
Google Street View image of 3039 E 91st St.

Chicago has issued a $10.35 million building permit for the renovation of the former YMCA at 3039 E 91st St. in the city’s south side, part of a project to revive the structure as senior apartments and a community center.

The permit issued on July 29 says the work is for “renovation of existing 101 units of affordable housing and former YMCA in existing five story building. Work includes roof replacement, elevator modernization, unit upgrades, YMCA space reconfiguration, HVAC upgrades, site work.”

Block Club Chicago reported earlier that overhaul of the former YMCA (which closed in 2017) will transform it into the Salud Center, a 40,000 sq. ft. community space.

The $26 million project at 3039 E. 91st St. will renovate 101 senior apartments, bring energy-efficient heating and cooling systems for the building, and add a new roof and landscaping improvements.

Recreational facilities that have gone unused since the YMCA closed in 2017 will be transformed into the Salud Center, a 40,000 sq. ft.  community space offering amenities and programming. “Non-profit developer Preservation of Affordable Housing will be the property’s landlord, while South Chicago nonprofit Claretian Associates will operate the Salud Center’s programming and move its headquarters to the building,” the website reported. Block Club Chicago puts the overall price tag on the project at $26 million, supported by state and local funding.

The building permit lists Skender Construction LLC as the general contractor. Subtrades include: Electrical – Jolen Electric, Inc.; masonry – Union Contracting Inc.; plumber/plumbing – Warren F. Thomas; and refrigeration and ventilation – AT Mechanical, LLC.


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