Evergreen Real Estate Opens $24M Seniors Housing Property in Aurora, Illinois
AURORA, ILL. — Evergreen Real Estate Group has opened Aurora St. Charles Senior Living in Aurora. The 60-unit independent living facility is located at 400 E. New York St. Formerly St. Charles Hospital, the historic building was transformed into a residential community as part of a $24 million redevelopment that began in December 2015. The community includes a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include a large community room, fitness room, walking paths and community gardens. The building had been vacant since 2010. Evergreen Real Estate Group collaborated with Invest Aurora, Northern Lights Development Corp., the City of Aurora, Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, along with several private lenders and investors, to secure the financing and tax credits needed to fund the $24 million rehabilitation. Approximately $3 million was obtained through the River Edge Redevelopment Zone program, which was created in 2006 to incentivize riverfront development in Aurora and other Illinois cities. The balance of the project’s development cost was covered by a combination of federal historic tax credits, low-income housing tax credits allocated by IHDA and private financing.