The apartment building at 1505 Peoria Avenue is re-opening. The building was deemed not suitable for human habitation last December. The closure forced the relocation of forty-five residents just before Christmas.
The Emmanuel Medical Residences welcomed its first new tenants today.
The building was closed due to code violations that went unfixed by ownership. Assistant Director of Community Development Joe Dulin said the entire building is now in compliance with the electrical and fire safety issues it was facing before.
Leasing specialist Shelby LeBoeuf said the building is now up to code, and the Emmanuel has it’s certificate of occupancy, but some apartments are still undergoing renovations. The first three floors are being leased, while the rest of the units are getting new flooring, counter tops, and appliances.
LeBoeuf said the 100 unit building is expected to be fully operational within a month.