Skender Starts Renovation of Two 17-Story Apartment Buildings on Chicago’s West Side
Skender and its joint venture partner, Blackwood Group, have started the extensive renovation of two west-side senior living apartment buildings for the Chicago Housing Authority and Michaels Development. As occupied rehab construction, the project team is coordinating and carefully sequencing the work to ensure safe, smooth delivery with minimal interference with resident lives.
Irene McCoy Gaines Apartments. Located at 3700 W Congress Parkway in East Garfield Park, the 17-story, 150-unit property was built in 1964 and is undergoing substantial renovations to all units, including the updated HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. New amenity spaces, such as a redesigned dining and community room, an exterior courtyard, and upgraded laundry spaces will be added.
Albany Terrace Apartments. Located at 3030 W 21st Place in South Lawndale, the 17-story, 350-unit senior complex was built in 1974 and is also undergoing a significant rehabilitation to upgrade resident units, amenity common spaces, and HVAC systems. Electrical and plumbing systems will also be replaced, and an additional elevator will be installed to meet residents’ needs.
New flooring, paint, LED lights, and kitchens and baths, including air conditioning and thermostats, will be installed in all units at both buildings. In addition, internet connectivity and Wi-Fi will be upgraded in all common areas and units.
Skender and Blackwood Group are collaborating with CHA and Michaels Development as well as Canopy / architecture + design on this project. Work is expected to be complete in the second half of 2024.
Pictured: Albany Terrace Apartments (top and second), Irene McCoy Gaines Apartments (bottom and third)