Construction set to begin on affordable senior living project in Johnsburg May 29, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Work is set to begin to turn the former James C. Bush Elementary School, 2117 W. Church Street in Johnsburg, Illinois into affordable senior living housing. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a formal groundbreaking will not be scheduled. Joseph J. Duffy Co. is the general contractor for General Capital Group’s new, 68-unit development, which will be managed by Oakbrook Corporation. The Duffy company provided pre-construction services, concluding in a lump sum contract to build the project, working with Hooker DeJong Architects, Inc. The administration and gym areas of the existing one-story school will be renovated into 14 apartments, resident support facilities and office space. A three-story wing housing 54 one- and two-bedroom units will be added. Each apartment will include a full bath and kitchen. An exterior of brick and fiber cement siding will cover the wood-frame structure. The fully sprinkled building will have two individual elevators and energy efficient windows. The mechanical, electrical and plumbing includes a split system with packaged HVAC units. Residents can enjoy walking paths through a fully landscaped and irrigated site, along with a patio area. A paved parking lot, off-site infrastructure improvements and a playground area are included in the development.