Senior Housing: Assisted-living, nursing facility eyes Huntley

By Jeanie Mayer For The Courier-News

HUNTLEY — The village board has received a proposal for a 158-unit skilled-nursing and assisted-living facility.

The facility, to be built by Vektor Development Group, would be located on a 20-acre parcel north of Sun City along West Main Street.

Landowner Dorin Chudin and his director of operations, Wayne Marth of Shive Hattery Architecture and Engineering, told board members recently there is an unmet need in the area for this type of skilled nursing facility and that the assisted-living component would allow them to get the project under way quickly.

The proposed development includes a three-story assisted-living center with 81 rental units and a single-story skilled nursing facility with 77 units. The buildings would be linked by a 29,910-square-foot residential services building.

The developers would need to get the property rezoned. They also would need a state certification of need investigation for a skilled-nursing facility. Marth said that would take an estimated two years to obtain before that phase of the project could move forward.

Trustees were pleased with the idea at this early stage.

“I think it is a good use for that area,” said Trustee Harry Leopold.

In other business, Management Assistant Barb Read announced that the annual Christmas on the Square event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 on Coral Street between Woodstock and Church streets.

The annual Kris Kringle Market craft fair will be held at the Legion Home, 11712 Coral St., featuring many of the same vendors who display their wares at the farmer’s market at that location in the summer.

Read said the event will feature a visit from Old Saint Nick and include children’s games, hayrides and photos, all free of charge. At 4 p.m., Westlake Community Church members will carol in the gazebo followed by the lighting of the tree and Santa’s arrival via firetruck.

[couriernews.suntimes.com]

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