HUNTLEY – A groundbreaking for the $21.1 million Deer Path Supportive Living community was held Tuesday at 12500 Regency Parkway, Huntley.
Deer Path Supportive Living is being developed on 5.4 acres adjacent to the Heritage Woods of Huntley assisted living community.
The 128-unit, three-story building includes 44 studio apartments and 84 one-bedroom apartments. Occupancy is expected by next summer.
The community will operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program so it will be able to serve physically disabled adults 22 to 64 years of age of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.
"This is the first community of its type in the northwest suburbs," said Rick Banas, vice president of strategic marketing for BMA Properties Ltd., the Deer Path management company. He said there are only three like it in the state.
"The community will serve as a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home for those who can benefit from some help to maintain their independence, but do not require skilled nursing care."
Banas said BMA operates 35 senior living communities in iIllinos, and 33 of them are operated through the Illinois Supportive Living Program.
A variety of community areas will be available for residents in the 117,870-square-foot building, including activity room, beauty/barber salon, computer lab, convenience store, movie room, multi-purpose room, therapy room and weight room.
Project developer is Bravo Properties of Oak Brook, architect is Gleason Architects of Sugar Grove, and the general contractor is LedCor Construction of Oak Brook Terrace.