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McShane Construction Selected by Brinshore Development For 78-Unit Affordable Housing Complex in Chicago, Illinois

January 13, 2016

Jeffrey A. Raday, P.E., President of McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce the recent award of Park Place, an affordable housing residence for long-standing respected client, Brinshore Development. 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.  The development is conveniently positioned less than one mile away from both the Pulaski and Kedzie CTA Orange Line stations providing easy access to numerous amenities, the City of Chicago and Midway International Airport. 

The complex will consist of 14 three-story residential buildings offering a total of 78 rental apartment units with 15 one-, 42 two- and 21 three-bedroom floorplans.  Each residence provides a spacious interior with high-quality finishes and in-unit washers and dryers. 

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.  There will also be several outdoor amenities such as 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. 

Park Place has been thoughtfully designed to complement the architectural style of the surrounding neighborhood.  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.

“McShane Construction is honored to have been chosen for the Park Place assignment that will provide high-quality yet affordable rental options for individuals and families within the West Elsdon community.  We look forward to applying our extensive experience within the multi-family and affordable housing sectors to provide a first-rate delivery to our respected client and those they serve,” remarked Raday. 

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.