Work begins at Hill Top

It's been years in the making—literally—but finally there's been some construction (actually, demolition) activity at the site of the former Hill Top nursing facility on Waukegan Road between Muir and Atkinson Roads. The property was annexed by the Village of Green Oaks last year and is being developed under their jurisdiction.

Within the last two weeks the site has been substantially cleared of buildings and trees in preparation for construction of "The Sheridan at Green Oaks," a senior living complex being developed by Senior Lifestyle Corporation, a large company that develops, owns, and operates many senior residential facilities. Based in Chicago, the company has communities in Illinois, Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland.

The main building will consist of a mix of independent living, assisted living, and memory care units; several separate buildings will be divided into townhomes. The north end of the property will contain a commercial development, named "Green Oaks Commons," reportedly to be anchored by a large chain drugstore. Preliminary plans can be seen here; please be aware that these are more than a year old, and some details may have changed. Building elevation drawings are here.

We're working on getting more up-to-date drawings and a timeline for the project; updates will be posted as they become available.