Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aurora St. Charles Senior Living Wins 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Rehabilitation in Aurora, IL

David Block
CHICAGO, IL -– Evergreen Real Estate Group announced Aurora St. Charles Senior Living, the developer’s recently completed senior housing community in Aurora, Ill., has been named the recipient of the prestigious Richard H. Dreihaus Foundation Preservation Award for Rehabilitation by Landmarks Illinois.

Completed in December 2016, the adaptive reuse project is one of nine winners that will be honored at a September award ceremony celebrating efforts to elevate historic preservation practice and advocacy in Illinois.

The $24 million redevelopment transformed the former St. Charles Hospital, a historic Art Deco building designed by Wybe J. Van der Meer, into a 60-unit affordable senior housing complex.

 Located at 400 E. New York St., the structure was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 but sat vacant for more than five years until Evergreen Real Estate Group kicked off the renovation in February 2016.

Aurora St. Charles Senior Living Facility,  Aurora, IL

“The successful redevelopment of the former St. Charles Hospital shows how communities like Aurora can come up with creative solutions for buildings that are historically significant yet underutilized in their current state – often due to cost-prohibitive repairs,” said David Block, director of development for Evergreen Real Estate Group.

 “This project was an incredible example of what can be achieved when public and private entities work together for the benefit of the greater community. We are proud that Aurora St. Charles Senior Living can serve as a model for future preservation projects throughout Aurora and surrounding communities.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kelly Shumaker,, (312) 267-4519
Abe Tekippe,, (312) 267-4528

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