SWIDA to Develop Seniors Housing Near Swansea MetroLink Station in Metro St. Louis

by Haisten Willis

SWANSEA, ILL. — Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA), in partnership with Bywater Development Group and Bi-State Development (BSD), is developing a $10.5 million seniors housing project adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink station in Swansea, Ill. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) in Chicago approved the transit-oriented development project on Sept. 16. The new development, Metro Landing of Swansea, will feature a three-story building with 62 one- and two-bedroom apartments for older adults. Located adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station, residents can reach restaurants, retail and entertainment via mass transit. Construction will begin next summer and is scheduled for completion in late summer 2018.

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