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Groundbreaking Ceremony Commences Construction of New 50-Unit Supportive Living Residence in Wheeling, Illinois

June 23, 2015

Today local officials, community members, financing partners and project personnel will join together for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the launch of PhilHaven, a new 50-unit affordable and supportive housing development located at 2418 E. Hintz Road in Wheeling, Illinois. Under development by a partnership formed by Daveri Development Group, LLC and Kenneth Young Center, the three-story building will offer a permanent living option for individuals who can live independently yet benefit from supportive services. McShane Construction Company is providing the comprehensive construction services representing their third assignment on behalf of Daveri Development Group while VOA Associates Incorporated is serving as architect for the project.

PhilHaven will be comprised of 57,174 square feet of living space that has been carefully designed to accommodate the well-being of its residents through the incorporation of numerous tenant amenities.  The first floor will feature the property’s on-site management offices and a variety of community spaces such as a lounge with an adjacent kitchen, technology center, exercise room, reading nook and a bike storage room.  The building will be comprised of 50 private apartments configured in one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts and complete with contemporary fixtures and finishes.

Green building strategies will be advanced throughout the supportive living development by incorporating Enterprise Green Communities Criteria as well as energy-efficient HVAC systemsPhilHaven will also be equipped with state-of-the-art security technology and an integrated intercom system in each apartment.    Sitework for the project will be provided by McShane Construction and includes on-site parking for 65 vehicles with 50 carports, drought-tolerant native landscaping and outdoor spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Jeffrey A. Raday, P.E., President of McShane Construction Company remarked, “Supportive housing developments like PhilHaven are crucial in providing quality housing for this underserved population within our communities.  Breaking ground on such a pivotal project reveals the strong support of the Village of Wheeling, the State of Illinois and the entire development team at Daveri Development and Kenneth Young Center who are committed to enhancing the lives of those in need.”

Financing for PhilHaven was generously provided by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, National Equity Fund, Inc., Village Bank & Trust, Wintrust Financial, Cook County, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH).  Residents will benefit from supportive services provided by Kenneth Young Center and Alexian Brothers. 

McShane Construction is slated to complete PhilHaven in Summer 2016.