|Rendering of the 23-story senior housing component of the Immaculata site development|
(Perkins Eastman, Level)
A new residential development is being proposed for the former Immaculata High School site at Irving Park and Marine Drive, now operating as the American Islamic College.
Developers KGiles LLC and CA Ventures are proposing a planned development that includes the rehabilitation of the historic Immaculata High School building, which was designed by Prairie School architect Barry Byrne and was built in 1921.
|Aerial site plan showing main entry from Bittersweet|
According to the proposed plans, a 23-story building would rise on what is now a parking lot. It would include 220 units of senior housing with a mix of independent, assisted, and memory-care units.
140 units of parking is planned.
As with any development, this will have to first navigate the local block club, Buena Park Neighbors. After feedback from BPN, the development will proceed to a vote before the 46th Ward Zoning and Development Committee.
Immaculata High School closed in 1981. The property was sold to American Islamic College, and it has operated as a site for private schools ever since, including Park View Montessori School, Lycée Français de Chicago, and American Islamic College.
AIC opened in 1983, and is the owner and seller of the site.
Full details on the proposal can be found on Ald. Cappleman's website.