Skender Completes 100-Unit Historic Redevelopment Project in Maywood, Illinois

MAYWOOD, Ill. — Skender has completed construction of Maywood Supportive Living, an adaptive reuse seniors housing project in the Chicago suburb of Maywood.

The 133,000-square-foot assisted living facility for low-income seniors features 100 units.

Developer Celadon Partners hired Skender as general contractor to transform the former Central Baptist Home, which has been on the State of Illinois National Register of Historic Places since 2017.

Skender stripped the historic building down to its structure to add modern amenities while taking care to preserve and restore its natural architectural detail. Built in several different phases between 1929 and 1965, the building features a mix of Tudor-Revival and modernist styles.

In addition to managing the construction, Skender provided design-build mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection services. Gleason Architects designed the project. Finance partners included NDC Corporate Equity Fund, KeyBank, US Bank, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority.