Leopardo Breaks Ground on New Resident Amenity Building at Bronzeville’s Prairie Shores

Leopardo recently broke ground on a new standalone amenity building for the residents of Prairie Shores Apartments in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 9.

The two-story amenity building will provide a wide array of entertainment, recreation, fitness and workspace options for residents of the five-tower, 1,675-unit Prairies Shores community. Construction of the amenity building is one phase of several planned renovations that will modernize the units and common areas in all five Prairie Shores towers.

Leopardo employees wearing hard hats and holding shovels as they break ground on the Prairie Shores Amenity Building

Leopardo Vice President of Residential Mike Mastin at a podium giving a speech at the ground breaking event for the Prairie Shores Amenity Building

“Our team is excited to get to work on a project that will increase the standard of living for all Prairie Shore residents and strengthen the sense of community they share with one another,” said Leopardo Vice President Mike Mastin.

The new amenity building will include a roof deck with three grill stations, bar and lounge seating, two fire pits, outdoor media walls and an elevated turf platform. Additionally, the project includes a two-story fitness center with cardio and yoga studios, a private wellness room, as well as space for weight training, crossfit and strength training. Other amenities include a cafe area with standalone vending, a great room with lounge seating, fireplace and TVs, game room and kitchen area with a pool table, TVs, kitchen bar and high-top seating, as well as a co-working lounge with booth seating for groups or individuals, private conference room and private work/computer rooms. The building will also house the new Prairie Shores leasing and management offices.

Leopardo is collaborating with Farpoint Development and Golub and Company, architect Gensler and Stanton Interior Concepts to complete the project by spring 2022.