Hanover Park townhome community kicks off $10 million renovation
The Greenbrook Tanglewood Homeowners Association in Hanover Park kicked off a $10 million upgrade to its 76 buildings with a ribbon-cutting and open house earlier this month attended by Mayor Rod Craig and other members of the village board.
Greenbrook Tanglewood includes 505 townhouse units built during the mid-1970s on 45 acres south of Lake Street and the West Branch of the DuPage River, with its clubhouse at 1211 Catalina Drive.
That clubhouse also recently became the Hanover Park location of the Alive Center, an innovative after-school teen center started in Naperville. Older students help guide younger ones under adult supervision as they engage in activities such as art, games, life skills, movies, STEM projects and more.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was an opportunity for homeowners and nearby members of the community to learn more about the upgrade plans from the architects and engineers.
The project actually got started in late 2016 with the more limited objectives of replacing areas of siding with lower maintenance materials and construction of an Education Center with classrooms to serve the needs of residents in partnership with Habitat for Humanity organizations.
But Property Manager Donna Willer said that as planning got underway, investigations showed a need for additional fire blocking and balcony replacement -- changing the entire scope and cost of the project.
Some of the initial balcony work was completed late last year, but the two years of major work began with this month's ribbon-cutting.
All 140 balconies will be demolished and replaced with longer lasting, lower maintenance materials, Willer said. Mansard cedar shake roofs will be replaced with asphalt shingles, wood soffits will be replaced with aluminum, and wood fascia will be clad with aluminum.
Structural steel columns will replace existing wood supports and fire blocking will be added to all units, as necessary.
Work is expected to be complete in November 2023.