Evergreen Real Estate Group Completes $3.3M Renovation of 72-Unit Affordable Housing Property
DIXON, ILL. — Evergreen Real Estate Group has completed a $3.3 million renovation of Dixon Square Apartments, a 72-unit affordable housing community in Dixon, approximately 90 miles north of Peoria. Evergreen teamed up with HUD, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and City Real Estate Advisors to complete the project. The three-building property had not been significantly upgraded since it was completed in 1980. Evergreen made improvements to the laundry facilities, on-site playground, community garden and replaced the roof on each building. Renovations were also made to the units and included new flooring, appliances, cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures, air conditioners and television hookups. The rehabilitation project, which started last spring, also included a 20-year extension of the community’s Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment contract, preserving the affordability of the residences through 2036. Dixon Square Apartments is located at 540 Freedom Walk.