Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press / Karen Berkowtiz

The Highland Park City Council has approved an assisted living facility for a “gateway” location just west of downtown.

Ten mostly older homes on the 900 blocks of Central Avenue and Deerfield Road will be torn down to make way for the development. To create the 1.8-acre site, Capitol Seniors Housing, a private equity firm based in Washington, D.C., assembled 10 parcels at 968 to 998 Central Avenue and 977 to 999 Deerfield Road.

The city council unanimously approved the development Feb. 26.

The three-story facility to be known as Atria Highland Park will house 64 assisted living suites for elderly persons who need help with daily living tasks including grooming, dressing and transportation. An additional 22 memory care suites, all located on the first floor, will serve residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

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