A seven-story senior housing development recently topped off in Oak Park. Located about eight miles west of downtown Chicago at 703 Madison Street, the 253,000-square-foot project comes from Michigan-based developer Redico and will feature 177 senior living units offered as studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as shared rooms.

Operated by American House Senior Living Communities, the Oak Park project will have 76 independent living apartments, 66 assisted living units, and 35 memory care residences. Amenities include health and wellness care, activity spaces, and both casual and formal dining. There will be a fitness center, a family room for congregating, and a "landscaped outdoor terrace featuring a memory care walking path," according to project designer Myefski Architects.

The Oak Park village board approved a zoning change for the development in February 2020. General contractor Clark Construction broke ground in March 2021 and topped off the 168-foot-tall concrete structure in late June. American House Oak Park is expected to open in the summer or fall of 2022.

Harry Carmichael