Jeffrey A. Raday, PE, President of McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce that construction of Park Place has been completed for long-standing and respected client, Brinshore Development.
The multi-building affordable housing development is located 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 property 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.
Park Place offers a total of 78 rental apartments with 15 one-, 42 two- and 21 three-bedroom floorplans throughout 14 three-story residential buildings. Each residence provides a spacious interior layout with quality finishes and in-unit washers and dryers.
As part of the assignment, McShane transformed an existing building located on the site into fully-featured community space through an extensive renovation program. The stand-alone building features a community room, computer lab, fitness center and on-site management. All sitework for the project including paved roads, alleys, sidewalks and landscaping was also completed by McShane.
The architectural design of Park Place purposefully complements the surrounding neighborhood utilizing masonry and fiber cement together with decorative cast stone custom panels at the entryways. Additionally, the property achieves Energy Star certification through the incorporation of sustainable features such as energy efficient appliances, high insulation windows, permeable pavement and rain gardens.
“We appreciate the opportunity to contribute our extensive experience in high-quality multi-family and affordable housing construction to meet the goals our valued client, Brinshore Development,” stated Raday. “Park Place has successfully revitalized this area of the West Elsdon, Back of the Yards neighborhood by providing quality, attractive and functional housing for individuals and families in need.”
Funding for Park Place was provided by multiple sources, including the City of Chicago. Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, one of the country’s oldest community organizations, is providing social and programming services for residents. Landon Bone Baker Architect served as the project architect for the assignment.