Grayslake officials have approved an assisted living and memory care complex that would rise near the southeast corner of routes 45 and 120.
BMA Management Ltd., based in downstate Bradley, would operate the three-story facility. It would cover 79,000 square feet and include 84 rooms, a dining room, resident amenities and 24-hour medical staffing.
Mayor Rhett Taylor said the structure would have backup power for an elevator in the event of an emergency. Plans also call for transportation to be available to the residents.
"These seniors will not necessarily be the most ambulatory seniors that we'd have, so the establishment will have a bus," Taylor said.
Village trustees at a recent meeting voted 4-0 in favor of granting a special-use permit that allows construction of the assisted living and memory care building.
In a presentation to village officials, William Hardy of Jos. Cacciatore & Co. Real Estate said local demand for such a senior facility and its proximity to Grayslake's medical district to the west make it desirable to build near the southeast corner of routes 120 and 45.
Hardy, who is Cacciatore & Co.'s real estate director, said retail development is likely for parcels near the senior building, projected to open in 2014 or 2015. He said a gasoline station at the southeast corner is expected to be removed at some point because it would not fit with the company's overall plan for the area.
Grayslake trustees expressed satisfaction that current and former village residents would be given preference when seeking rooms at the assisted living and memory care complex. Hardy said initial pricing would be "market driven."