McShane Construction to renovate existing facility into affordable housing complex

January 14, 2016  |  Staff Writer  |  Print Article  |  Email this Article


McShane Construction Company - Park Place

Brinshore Development has selected McShane Construction Company for the completion of Park Place, an affordable housing residence.

The multi-phase construction assignment kicked off in early November with completion slated for Second Quarter 2017.

Park Place will be constructed on a 4.6-acre site at the intersection of 50th Street and Lawndale Avenue within the West Elsdon, Back of the Yards neighborhood.

It will will consist of 14 three-story multifamily buildings offering a total of 78 rental apartment units with 15 one-, 42 two- and 21 three-bedroom floorplans.

The property’s fully-featured community building will be transformed from an existing facility located on the site requiring an extensive renovation by McShane Construction.

Once completed, residents will have access to an outfitted community room, computer lab, fitness center and on-site management. Outdoor amenities include a landscaped park, community garden and a tot lot.  As part of the assignment, all sitework for the project including paved roads, alleys, sidewalks and landscaping will be completed by McShane.

The exterior will utilize masonry and fiber cement together with decorative cast stone custom panels at the entryways and elegant window lines.  Additionally, it was designed to achieve ENERGY STAR certification utilizing numerous sustainable features such as a green roof, energy efficient appliances, high insulation windows, permeable pavement and rain gardens.

The development will utilize funding from a variety of sources, including the City of Chicago.  Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, one of the country’s oldest community organizations, will provide social and programming services for residents of Park Place. Landon Bone Baker Architects is providing the architectural services for this affordable housing assignment.

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