12/12/2012 12:53 pm ET

Construction Starts At LGBT Senior Home In Boystown

Construction crews began piecing together metal scaffolding around the former police station in Lake View Monday in preparation to construct one of the nation’s first lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual senior homes.

Workers at the site confirmed it was the first step in what will be a long journey to transform the historic building at the corner of Halsted and Addison streets into the housing facility. The vacant lot on North Halsted between the 100-year-old police station and Whole Foods will also be used in construction of the new building.

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