Myers Place gets big welcome from Mount Prospect

 
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Posted5/14/2012 6:00 AM
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  • The artist's rendering of Myers Place in Mount Prospect.

      The artist's rendering of Myers Place in Mount Prospect. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • An ebullient Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks, is flanked by Jessica Berzac of the Daveri Development Group and state Rep. David Harris.

      An ebullient Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks, is flanked by Jessica Berzac of the Daveri Development Group and state Rep. David Harris. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Umbrella's were in order Monday as Sheryl Seiling of the Cook County Housing Authority and others attend the groundbreaking for Myers Place in Mount Prospect.

      Umbrella's were in order Monday as Sheryl Seiling of the Cook County Housing Authority and others attend the groundbreaking for Myers Place in Mount Prospect. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Two-year-old Oliver Berzac volunteers for the construction crew. His mom is Jessica Berzac of the Daveri Development Group.

      Two-year-old Oliver Berzac volunteers for the construction crew. His mom is Jessica Berzac of the Daveri Development Group. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Hugh Brady, of the National Association of Mental Illness Illinois and Northwest Housing Task Force, speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony.

      Hugh Brady, of the National Association of Mental Illness Illinois and Northwest Housing Task Force, speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

The groundbreaking for Myers Place in Mount Prospect last week was treated as a celebration -- as Myers will be the first such building in the Northwest suburbs to offer affordable housing for individuals who are disabled, mentally ill or formerly homeless, who can live independently.

The $13.2 million Myers Place, being built at Dempster Street and Busse Road, will have 21 one-bedroom and 18 studio furnished apartments, a state-funded supportive services program for residents and 3,560 square feet of commercial space. It is expected to open in the summer of 2013.

Present for the groundbreaking were Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks and other local and state elected officials; Jessica Berzac from the Daveri Development Group; Mitch Bruski, Kenneth Young Center; Tom Wiffler, president and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Illinois; Charlie Werhane, president and CEO, Enterprise Community Investment; Hugh Brady, National Association of Mental Illness Illinois; and representatives from the Illinois Housing Development Agency.

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