Skender Completes New 62,000-SF Independent Living Facility
Skender Construction recently completed J. Michael Fitzgerald Apartments (JMFA), a new 62,000-square-foot affordable senior housing facility in Chicago’s North Park Village neighborhood. The five-story, 63-unit independent living facility is located within an existing senior housing campus and designed to match the existing surrounding aesthetic. The project includes a precast concrete structure design, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC system, double elevator shaft, ground floor multipurpose room, library, computer room and fitness center.
Serving as general contractor, Skender worked in collaboration with St. Louis Design Alliance, Harley Ellis Devereaux and Eriksson Engineering Associates to complete the residential complex. JMFA features one-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and baths. A new section of road was also added to the adjacent campus to improve traffic flow to and from the building.