Leopardo Begins Work on City of Highland Park Senior Center

Leopardo recently began work on a 30,000-square-foot renovation of City of Highland Park’s senior center located at 1201 Park Avenue West.

Scope includes a full renovation of both the upper and lower levels including refreshed finishes and furnishings. The renovation plans call for significant demolition and reconfiguration of the upper level to modernize the private event space, update restrooms, resize the existing kitchen, provide added security features, and create more usable space for operations. The upper level renovation will also include improved access to the existing West Terrace and an updated stairway from the East Salon to The Preserve below. The lower-level renovation includes significant demolition to create new staff office space and four distinct multi-use rooms. Renovations will also address accessibility for seniors with a new entrance created on the east of the building that will be closer to designated guest parking.

The City of Highland Park’s Division of Senior Services offers more than 900 activities throughout the year including health, recreational, cultural, educational, and counseling services. The division also serves as a resource and advocate in areas of importance to the well-being of the senior community, with primary attention given to transportation, housing and personal safety. All programs are available to individuals age 50 and older.

Over the past few years, membership has grown exponentially – north of 800 members. This growth, coupled with data forecasting an increase in the number of seniors living in Highland Park, supports the need for a renovated center.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this important community project,” said Leigh McMillen, Senior Vice President at Leopardo. “Partnering with municipalities to build the facilities they need to service their constituents for many years to come is such a rewarding experience.”

Leopardo is working closely with architect Holabird & Root and the local subcontractor network to complete the project by Fall 2024.