Dispute Ends Plan for Senior Facility Chicago Tribune (01/10/02) Vol. 32, No. 1 p.8; Kois, Barbara
While there has long been the need for an assisted-living facility and a nursing home for seniors in Geneva, Ill., issues such as how many residents the building would house and how much green space is provided have created problems within City Hall. But the now-abandoned project officially ended following developers MMG Partner's recent, last-minute request to reduce their time commitment to the project from 10 years to five--the council insisted on a decade-long commitment. MMG Partners had initially proposed to build a congregate-care facility, with 5 percent of the units allotted for a state-supported living program for seniors. Craig Livermore, spokesman for Delnor-Community Hospital, said: "The petitioner has presented three different petitions for three different uses over the last six to seven years, and now they're changing the time frame. We support a 10-year agreement."