Sunnycrest Manor

Location: Illinois

Type: Preservation: Restoration & Rehab
Use: Affordable Senior Residential Rental
Cost: $8 million
Status: Completed 2008.

As one of the only affordable senior housing developments in the region, preservation was critical for this 101-unit, 3-story elevator-equipped building a mile from Urbana’s central business district. Originally built in 1980, Sunnycrest was in need of extensive renovations, with Brinshore rehabbing each apartment and bringing all into ADA compliance. Major refurbishments to the building envelope and energy systems enhances comfort and energy efficiency, and landscaping on the 2-acre site creates a more appealing environment for residents and visitors. Renovations extended to common areas, which included the refurbishment of a community room, on-site laundry, two lounges, a library, a business center and a hair salon.