Henry Bros. breaks ground on $8.2 million special needs housing project in Palantine.

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A rendering of Spruce Village in Palatine shows the supportive housing residence as it will look after Henry Bros. Co. completes construction, which is anticipated for late 2020.

Henry Bros. Co. says it has broken ground in Palatine on Spruce Village in Palatine, a 32,900 sq. ft. complex providing supportive affordable housing to adults with physical and mental disabilities.

The three-story, wood frame structure will feature 33 one-bedroom and 11 two-bedroom units on a one-acre site. The building will have a camera surveillance system, intercom access for guests, a community room, laundry facilities, and an on-site professional staff that will include a residential manager and property manager who will be available 24/7. Social service case managers will be available for residents as well.

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State and village officials, the developer, architect, and builder at the groundbreaking for Spruce Village in Palatine, Illinois. Pictured from left are: Carl Hauert, Project Manager, Henry Bros. Co.; Rachel Rhodes, Vice President Regional Manager, Central, National Equity Fund; Scott Britton, Cook County Board Commissioner (14th District); Richard Koenig, Executive Director, Housing Opportunity Development Corporation; Tom O’Brien, Vice President of Project Development, Henry Bros. Co., Laura Novick, Associate Architect, Cordogan Clark & Associates; John Clark, Principal, Cordogan Clark & Associates; Ann Gillespie, State Senator (27th District); Hugh Brady, Co-President of The North/Northwest Suburban Task Force On Supportive Housing for Individuals With Mental Illness; President of the Board of Directors, NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness; and Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz.

“We know this market well and we are honored to have been selected as the builder,” Tom O’Brien, vice-president of project development for Henry Bros. Co., said in a statement. “It’s an important development providing quality living spaces while serving the needs of folks with disabilities within the community.”

HBCo provided comprehensive preconstruction services and support over a two-year period for the $8.2 million development while the Techny, Illinois-based owner/developer, the Housing Opportunity Development Corporation, secured funding and municipal approvals. Funding was provided by IHDA, FHLB of Chicago, the Housing Authority of Cook County, National Equity Fund, and Village Bank & Trust. The architect for Spruce Village is Cordogan Clark & Associates.

The project broke ground on Dec. 5 and construction completion is anticipated in December 2020.

Other recent notable Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects built, or under construction, by the Hickory Hills-based contractor include Midway Pointe and Cicero Senior Lofts in Chicago, Senior Suites of Bellwood Residence in Bellwood, Illinois, and Forest Oaks Senior Apartments in Forest Park.


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