The Chicago Housing Authority began a rehabilitation project earlier this month on a long-vacant North Lawndale property.

The Fountain View Apartments, located at 3718-28 W. Douglas, is a three-story brick structure that’s been vacant for more than seven years. The building is part of the CHA scattered sites housing inventory on the West Side. The 45-unit, mixed-income development will be remodeled to house 20 two-bedroom units, 19 three-bedroom units and six four-bedroom units.

The building is one of many large court way buildings built at the turn of the century.

The complex, located at the intersection of Douglas and Independence, is part of a number of CHA subsidized developments in North Lawn dale. Mostly everything on the inside will be gutted out of the complex and replaced, including kitchens and baths . The building exterior is scheduled to receive a new roof, windows, tuck pointing and the installation of rear porches.

Funding for the project includes $2.1 million in CHA capital funds. The project is scheduled to be completed within 18 months.

The Chicago Housing Authority is in the seventh year of its 10-year plan to tear down CHA housing and replace them with resident homes and apartment buildings.