Chelsea Place, the Anthem Memory Care facility located in Aurora, Colorado was chosen as the existing site most similar to the proposed Village of Oak Lawn location...
During the meeting Isaac Scott, principal of Anthem Memory Care, was asked to select the existing Anthem Memory Care facility which he considered to be the most similar site to the proposed Village of Oak Lawn location. The question and his response (Chelsea Place in Aurora, Colorado) can be heard around the 47:50 mark of the audio recording posted on YouTube.
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Chelsea Place located in Aurora, Colorado...
This area appears to be mixed-use. Several of the housing developments in the area surrounding the facility on the north side of Quincy Avenue appear to be multi-family units. Commercial developments and the 880-acre Cherry Creek State Park occupy the area to the west. There are single family homes in the vicinity, including the Cherry Creek Racquet Club Subdivision located on the south side of Quincy Avenue directly across from the facility, as well as other single family subdivisions located further east.
This is the view looking westward along Quincy Avenue as you approach the entrance to Chelsea Place. The parking lot access to the facility is the driveway on the right. The single family homes are on the left, buffered by mature trees and a brick wall. Those single family homes back to a six-lane road that is walled off. Please also note the single-story design of Chelsea Place.
The larger commercial development to the west is called Furniture Row. Does this intersection look anything like 101st Street and Central Avenue, let alone 101st Street and Major Avenue?
Proposed location for the Village of Oak Lawn facility...
Single family residences are bounded by the railroad tracks/Stony Creek on the north, Central Avenue on the east, 102nd Street on the south (to include the homes on the south side of the street) and Mayfield Avenue/Stony Creek Golf Course on the west. The only non-single family residences in the area until you go south of 102nd Street are the First Methodist Church, the Calvin Christian Church, the Southwest Chicago Christian School and its bus depot. There are apartments/condominiums just north of 103rd Street, as well as two commercial strip malls located on the northwest and southeast corners of 103rd Street and Central Avenue. Some multi-family housing exists further south/southwest along the Chicago Ridge village border, but most of the other nearby areas contain single family residences.