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Ribbon cutting ceremony held at long-awaited Thorncreek Senior Living center

Government and agency officials, along with residents and development and property management members cut the ribbon on the long-awaited Thorncreek Senior Living center at a ceremony Nov. 17 at 410 E. Margaret Street in Thornton.

On hand for the celebration were: Turnstone Development Corp. COO Sue Wiener, Weiss Property Principal Jake Weiss, Thornton Village President Bob Kolosh, South Holland Mayor Don DeGraff,  Lansing Mayor Norm Abbott, Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld, Turnstone Board Chairwoman Alicia Rodman McCray, Illinois Housing Development Authority Development Officer Elizabeth Geer, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development Director Susan Campbell, MB Financial Vice President Lisa Herrera, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Executive Director Edward Paesel, SSMMA Executive Assistant Melissa Doud and Thorncreek Senior Living resident Mary Hill.

The $11 million project was paid for by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, a loan from the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development’s Home Investment Partnership Program, a Department of Commerce energy grant and a Federal Home Loan Bank grant.

Ground was broken on the project in November 2014. Turnstone Development Corp developed it and Weiss Properties will be managing it. Nearly a quarter of the apartments will be reserved for low-income seniors. Planning for the center began in 2004.

The 46-apartment unit complex includes a TV and theater room to host weekly movie events, a game room, fitness room, community room, library, laundry rooms on every floor, raised community garden beds, a covered pavilion with outdoor furniture, outdoor grills and sitting areas.

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