Aurora officials approve senior housing at Fox Valley Mall

Project will bring 214 units to suburban mall

Rendering of the back of the 214-unit senior housing complex planned at Fox Valley Mall (City of Aurora / HANDOUT) (City of Aurora / HANDOUT)
Rendering of the back of the 214-unit senior housing complex planned at Fox Valley Mall (City of Aurora / HANDOUT)(City of Aurora / HANDOUT)

Aurora is getting a new senior housing complex.

The City Council’s Building, Zoning and Economic Development Committee approved plans for the owner of the new Fox Valley Mall to build a 214-unit senior housing complex on the property, the Aurora Beacon-News reported. The plan became official when no appeals were filed.

Integrated Development, managing partners with USA Real Estate and Centennial Real Estate, the mall’s owner, will build “concierge senior living” on almost eight acres at the northeast corner of the mall. It will rise next to a 319-unit, market-rate multifamily housing development.

The developments represent the first phase of the redevelopment of the Fox Valley Mall. The second phase will include the northwest corner of the property.

The two new residential developments will rise in an area that serves as surface parking and some will be built in the area once home to a Sears store.

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The senior housing complex will include two five-story buildings with a common building in the middle for a fitness center, library, beauty salon, arts centers and restaurants. Each of the residential wings will have a rooftop garden and the full development will include walking paths that connect to others throughout the mall area. There will also be a pickleball court and splash pad.

Of the 214 units, 108 will be one- or two-bedroom independent living units, 84 will be one- or two-bedroom assisted living units and 22 will be memory-care units. The memory-care units will be studios and some shared-space units.

Earlier this month, Aurora aldermen approved steps to create a new tax increment financing district to help fund a new 246-unit apartment complex on North Broadway.

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Rendering of the planned development in Aurora between 80 and 220 N Broadway (DAC Developments, iStock)
Aurora plans tax increment financing district to fund 246-unit apartment project

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