The Housing Opportunity Development Corporation (HODC) and PIRHL Developers celebrated the completion of their new building, Cary Senior Living, on Tuesday, December 3rd. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), Cary Mayor Mark Kownick, and other local officials were on hand to help cut the ribbon.
The three story building is an affordable rental community for residents who are 62 years or older. It offers 38 one-bedroom and 24 two-bedroom apartments. Seven of those apartments are reserved for seniors who are eligible for assistance from the McHenry County Housing Authority.
Cary Senior Living is Passive House Certified through the Passive House Institute U.S. This means that the building meets state-of-the-art energy standards that are designed to reduce the environmental impact of the development and to enhance the long term comfort and livability of the community. Units also include energy-efficient appliances.
This development comes at a time when the demand for affordable housing in the area is far greater than the available supply. Accessibility and adaptability features are also included to help residents stay independent. Residents will also enjoy access to a fitness center, library and game room, and on-site management.