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Skender Completes Construction of The Villas of Lake in the Hills
Skender Construction has completed construction of The Villas of Lake in the Hills, a 60-unit affordable senior housing development located in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. The 75,550-square-foot independent living facility features one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, including six ADA compliant units and 12 adaptable units.
“The opening of The Villas this past summer marks DKI’s second development project in Lake in the Hills in recent years. Both projects, which included a number of energy efficient design elements as well as enhanced accessibility features, are located next to each other in the Village’s Town Center, where residents are walking distance to a variety of shopping, services and amenities,” said Tim Hedges, senior vice president and partner of DKI, a property restoration corporation. “Skender Construction, who built both projects, was a valuable team member throughout the planning, design and construction processes. Both new properties have been very well-received by the community.”
Skender served as general contractor for the UrbanWorks-designed, IHDA-funded apartment community. The team overcame poor soil conditions, an undulated site and unforeseen conditions under a compressed schedule, with construction beginning in June 2014 and ending in March 2015. Construction materials included a concrete foundation; panelized wood framing; brick facades; cement board siding and trim; a shingle roof; vinyl windows and fiber glass front doors.
“Skender was once again honored to experience the rewarding commitment to building affordable housing. A lot of planning and foresight went into The Villas of Lake in the Hills and resulted in a successful turnover to ownership despite the constricted schedule and long winter,” said project manager, Ramiro Trevino.