Skender Completes Construction of Axley Place Apartments
Skender Construction has completed construction of Axley Place Apartments, a two-building, 13-unit affordable housing development located in Glenview, Illinois. The 11,200-square-foot complex features one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, including three ADA compliant units and three adaptable units.
“The opening of Axley Place is time for celebration,” said Richard Koenig, PhD, Executive Director of Housing Opportunity Development Corporation (HODC), the nonprofit organization developing the project. “The project is dedicated to the memory of our longtime board president Frederick Axley. We had some challenging twists and turns, including surviving frozen construction funding due to the state budget impasse, but through it all Skender Construction was a great partner to us. The buildings look beautiful and will provide a great asset to the village for years to come. We are proud to work with Skender Construction and look forward to building many more developments together serving low income families.”
Skender served as general contractor for the Cordogan, Clark & Associates-designed apartment community funded by IHDA and Cook County. The team overcame poor soil conditions and unforeseen schedule complications, with preconstruction beginning in January 2015, ground breaking in August 2015, stopping construction in November 2015, construction beginning again in June 2016 and substantial completion in September 2016. Construction materials included a concrete foundation; panelized wood framing; brick facades; cement board siding and trim; a shingle roof; vinyl windows and insulated glass front doors.
“Skender is grateful for the rewarding opportunity to build affordable housing. A lot of planning and foresight went into Axley Place Apartments and resulted in a successful turnover to ownership despite the delayed schedule,” said project engineer, Justin Skender. “To see the excited and appreciative faces when construction was complete is what Skender strives for and works so hard to achieve.”