“The $29 million, second phase of Montclare Senior Residences of Avalon Park, located at 1201 E. 77th
St., consists of 122 apartments, and 109 of them are rented to seniors earning up to 60 percent of area
median income. The seven-story, L-shaped structure, which was developed by Avalon Park Phase II LLC,
includes a mix of studio, one-and two-bedroom apartments for independent seniors at least 62 years
of age.” The residency was completed in 2009, according to the city of Chicago. Photo by Christopher
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