September 12, 2019
Skender has broken ground on a new 42,000-square-foot supportive housing facility for women in the North Side’s Uptown neighborhood. The construction management firm is working in collaboration with design firm Perkins+Will and owner’s representative Brinshore Development to complete the project in 14 months on behalf of nonprofit Sarah’s Circle.
Located at the intersection of Sheridan and Leland, the six-story steel and precast building will include a basement, 38 units for long-term housing, and emergency overnight space for 50 non-permanent beds. The shelter will also feature a food hall, walk-in commercial freezer and hot room.
Skender said that during demolition of the property’s existing building, old materials were preserved for reinstallation in the new structure, including marble for the stairs, timber and terracotta pieces with facial designs that preserve the old neighborhood aesthetic.
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