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Pomeroy Apartments Update

The Pomeroy Apartments CHA senior home, located at 1039 W Hollywood, has received $18.3 million in Recovery Act funding according to this Skokie Review (SunTimes) article. According to the article, US Rep Jan Schakowsky has placed the project in her White House report of “100 Recovery Act Projects that are Changing America.” Mary Ann Smith’s office first reported of the coming improvements in 2009 (we posted about it here) but today’s Skokie Review article gives much more detail about the project:

The Pomeroy, an 87-year old, nine-story brick building on the north side of Chicago, was closed in 2006 because the aging mechanical systems were failing and the cost of ongoing repairs had become prohibitive. Recovery Act funding will enable the Chicago Housing Authority to rehabilitate the property and reconfigure the interior floor plans to create 104 one-bedroom apartments for senior citizen public housing. The building will undergo a renovation including new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, new elevators, new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, fixtures, and appliances. The Pomeroy Apartments project is part of CHA’s plan to facilitate transformational energy efficiency and “green” retrofits in order to increase building efficiency and environmental performance of public housing properties and thereby reduce energy costs, generate resident and CHA energy savings, and reduce green house gas emissions attributable to energy consumption. The project will have a green (vegetated) roof providing insulation for the building, reducing heat loss in winter and cooling costs in the summer. Seventy-three workers will help with interior demolition, and 32 workers will help with various pre-development activities.

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