Evergreen Real Estate Group Opens Combination Library, Seniors Housing Project in Chicago’s Irving Park

CHICAGO — Evergreen Real Estate Group has opened Independence Branch Library in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood. 

The branch is one of two co-located library/seniors housing developments that Evergreen is building in partnership with the city of Chicago, Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and Chicago Public Library.

Designed by John Ronan Architects, the two-level library features an open floor plan with large expanses of glass that offer abundant natural light. The Independence Apartments, located above the library branch, consist of 44 apartments for seniors — 30 public housing units and 14 affordable apartments. 

In addition to the library, amenities will include a fitness room and outdoor terrace with green space. First move-ins are expected this spring.