$14.9 million permit issued for Smith Village senior living expansion on the Southwest Side

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An artist's rendering of the new Smith Village expansion in Beverly. (Smith Village)
An artist's rendering of the new Smith Village expansion in Beverly. (Smith Village)

Chicago has issued a $14.9 million building permit for renovations and a three-story addition to the Smith Village senior living facility on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

A paid post in the Chicago Tribune puts the overall project value at $22.3 million for the work at 2320 W. 113th Place.

The project’s general contractor is Weis Builders, Inc. based in Minneapolis. Subtrades include: electricalLauderdale Electric, Inc.; masonryMasonry Systems, Inc.; plumber/plumbingP.S. Coyote, Inc., refrigeration and ventilationTemperature Service Co.

The promotional story says construction work in Smith Village’s Johanson Wing, built in 1991, will convert double-occupancy rooms to private suites and rooms. As well, there will be a new three-story, 10,204 sq. ft.  extension to the current building that will house state-of-the-art therapy rooms on the first floor, and dining rooms on the second and third floors.

“The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved Smith Village’s request to decrease its current number of 100 licensed beds, mostly in semi-private rooms, to 78,” the story said. “This change quadruples the number of private accommodations to 66 for short-term stay rehab and skilled nursing care residents. This planned 22 percent decrease in licensed beds includes 12 shared rooms.”

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