CHICAGO — Smith Senior Living has broken ground on an expansion project at Smith Village, a continuing care retirement community in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood.
The project will modernize the community’s Johanson Wing, which offers short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing care and therapy rooms. The expansion will feature a three-story, 10,204-square-foot structure upon completion.
Construction will actually reduce the number of licensed beds in Johanson Wing from 100 to 78, as most double-occupancy rooms will be replaced by private suites. Development costs for the project are estimated at $22.3 million.