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Thomas Place Fox Lake

Thomas Place Fox Lake is the second senior housing project between Jim Bergman and Ryan Following the 2006 success of Thomas Place Glenview, a 228,000-square-foot senior housing community in Glenview, Illinois, the team collaborated on Thomas Place Fox Lake, a 100-unit, age-restricted, affordable apartment community.

Because Thomas Place Fox Lake is part of a larger mixed-use development, the permit/ approval/closing process was more complex, requiring seamless coordination between development, construction, architecture and civil engineering. Design Build’s architects and engineers provided a look and layout similar to the original Thomas Place in Glenview at a lower cost per unit.

A grand foyer with vaulted ceilings and fireplace accentuates the main entrance. Other common area elements include a dining room, great room, game room, library, hair salon, fitness center, covered drop-off area, indoor parking spaces, landscaped private courtyard and on-site property management. The building offers 33 one-bedroom and 67 twobedroom units, each with a balcony, full kitchen, washer and dryer, and nine-foot ceilings.

Thomas Place Fox Lake is a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project that provides the senior population of Fox Lake quality affordable housing. Also, the project qualified for a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Construction Program.

Ryan Builds a Lasting Relationship Ryan served as general contractor for Thomas Place Glenview, and as co-owner, co-developer and design-builder for Thomas Place Fox Lake, Thomas Place Gurnee and Thomas Place Orland Park in Illinois. In addition to the four Illinois properties, Ryan also worked with Jim Bergman to co-develop and design two similar communities in Iowa – Thomas Place Waukee and Thomas Place Bettendorf.




Thomas Place Fox Lake

229 Thomas Lane
Fox Lake, Illinois 60020
Product Type: Senior Housing
Region: Great Lakes
Date Completed: July 2010
Architect: Design Build Architectural Services, Inc.


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