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lincolnparkvillasLincoln Park Villas, a proposed 72-unit multifamily community for seniors, located on a 7-acre tract at 1159 S. Lincoln Ave. in O’Fallon, is now under construction.

The O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the construction for Lincoln Park Villas. RHC Development is the developer.

The operation will have 18, one-bedroom and 54, two-bedroom independent living residences. In addition to the apartments there will also be a clubhouse facility with fitness equipment, open seating area for resident gatherings, office and spare office for third part services such as visiting nurses, tax return preparers, educational providers and private meetings.

Management anticipates tying in to existing programs for seniors such as blood pressure clinics, check-ups, lunch n’ learns on health topics, and general health-care programs.

O’Fallon Public Library Director Molly Seanlan has indicated that the library has a variety of programs for senior citizens and is excited about the prospect of having the development adjacent to the Library so that the residents have easy access to their facility. The completion of the development will complete Civic Plaza, making for easier access to the library.

Each villa will be built according to the National Association of Home Builders and International Code Council National Green Building Standards and will be constructed using Universal Design concepts.

The two- bedroom units will be approximately 865 square feet in size and the one-bedroom units approximately 750 square feet. Both unit sizes will feature geo-thermal HVAC units, washers and dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposals, microwaves as well as stoves and refrigerators. Rents will range from $585 to $757. The development qualified for an award from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Energy Efficient Affordable Housing New Construction program. Completion of the development is scheduled for the summer of 2018.

 - From the Illinois Business Journal