Leopardo Completes 112,000-SF Mixed-Use Apartment Development in Chicago’s Wrigleyville
Leopardo recently completed a 112,219-square-foot mixed-use apartment development at 949 West Dakin St. near Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Construction entailed the demolition of two existing single-story buildings to make way for the new seven-story structure.
The new Wrigleyville Lofts features 120 residential units, five separate retail spaces on the ground floor, as well as a partial basement and 14 structured indoor parking spaces. Tenants can enjoy multiple amenities spaces, such as a club room, fitness center, lounge, and bike storage space. The complex also features a rooftop patio area with sun loungers, firepits, and outdoor grilling, as well as a vegetated green roof system.
Leopardo’s construction team faced and overcame numerous challenges. The jobsite was located one block east of the Sheridan CTA Stop (Red and Purple lines) where construction extended into the CTA’s mandated Safety Zone Requirements for a portion of the north elevation and entirety of the east elevation, which was constructed within 16 feet of the elevated tracks with the northeast corner of property as close as six feet. Leopardo utilized knowledge of the CTA’s required Construction Process Plan (CCP) for building and working within the CTA Safety Zone.
“We could not have asked for a better team,” said Leopardo Vice President Mike Mastin. “Our combined efforts have provided residents with a living experience worthy of this iconic neighborhood.”
Wrigleyville Lofts is another project in Leopardo’s portfolio of multifamily residential experience, which includes the recently completed 61 E. Banks, Independence Library and Apartments and 4 E. Elm Street. Leopardo served as the general contractor on this project, which is owned and developed by Draper and Kramer Incorporated. The architect was SGW Architects and Project Management Advisors provided owner’s construction consulting. The project was finance by Gershman Mortgage who facilitated HUD 221d4 financing.
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