Skender Completes New 45,000-SF Independent Living Facility
Skender Construction recently completed Midtown Crossing Apartments, a new 45,000-square-foot affordable housing development located near downtown Des Plaines, Illinois. The four-story, 33-unit independent living facility is owned by Over the Rainbow Association (OTR), an Illinois nonprofit association dedicated to providing affordable, barrier-free housing solutions for people with physical disabilities. All 33 units in the Green Enterprise Community building are energy efficient, handicap accessible and barrier-free.
The building takes on a geometrical form with large roof overhangs and a vibrant combination of colors and materials throughout the building. Midtown Crossing exemplifies self-sufficient ADA compliance with unique features such as luxury vinyl plank flooring, large roll-in bathrooms with integrated showers, accessibly designed custom kitchens and expansive elevator lobbies.
Serving as general contractor, Skender worked in collaboration with architect Weese Langley Weese and key trade partners to successfully deliver another barrier-free apartment community for Over the Rainbow Association.