What remains of the shuttered Ravenswood Hospital is about to be transformed into affordable housing. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held today to mark the start of construction on two facilities inside what was the hospital’s Adler Pavilion.
The main hospital building was demolished several years ago, after closing at the end of 2002. The renovation of the Adler portion from Evergreen Real Estate Group will transform it into 193 units of senior housing.
The 10-story building will have 74 one-bedroom independent living apartments for CHA residents, as well as 119 units for participants in the Illinois Supportive Living Program, an alternative to nursing home care that is administered by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. While the two communities will be located in the same building, they will have separate entrances and operate independently from each other.