NeuroRestorative facility

NeuroRestorative Carbondale has opened a new residential facility at 169 Old Highway 13 in Carbondale.

CARBONDALE — NeuroRestorative, a national provider of rehabilitation services for people with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and neurological challenges, has opened a new residential facility in Carbondale.

The location, at 169 Old Highway 13, just west of the Williamson County line, was chosen due to its proximity to the company's 20,000-square-foot rehabilitation complex on Reed Station Road, according to Scott Shaw, executive director of NeuroRestorative Illinois.

NeuroRestorative expands services in Carbondale

Construction plans submitted to the city of Carbondale in 2016 indicated the new buildings would hold four, eight-bedroom rooming houses.

They'll house young people, ages 11 to 21, Shaw indicated at the time.

"We are pleased that with the addition of these programs we have been able to increase our workforce substantially in Carbondale," Shaw said. "Additionally, this project has increased property tax reimbursement to the community."

Within its first year of operation, the development will add 11 full-time jobs, Shaw said in 2016. Once fully operational, Shaw projected the new facilities would bring 47 new jobs to Carbondale, and about $400,000 in annual spending with local vendors and contractors.

NeuroRestorative did not respond to requests for specific details on how many residents currently live at the facility and how many jobs have been created.

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Gabriel Neely-Streit is a reporter for The Southern covering higher education.

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