Leopardo/UJAMAA-Built Sheffield of Lincoln Park Wins Project of the Year

Earlier this month Sheffield of Lincoln Park won Illinois RE Journal’s Project of the Year for Affordable Housing. This annual real estate awards competition celebrates the achievements, successes, and highlights of all sectors of the commercial real estate industry. Four other Leopardo-built projects were finalists in their respective categories.

Sheffield of Lincoln Park is a 365,000-SF redevelopment of Edith Spurlock Sampson Apartments, two senior housing towers originally built in the 1960s. The project also included the addition of a 120,000-SF, six-story connecting “bridge” building with 80 family units, bringing the complex’s total units to 485. The addition also includes two amenity floors with exterior courtyard, reception area, community bike storage, mail and package pickup, activity room, outdoor porch, tenant storage, gym with cardio and weight rooms, as well as a party room. Standout features of the building’s design include the multi-toned rain screen facade, floor-to-ceiling recessed windows, and cantilevering concrete balconies.

“We’ve been working on Sheffield since well before construction started in 2021,” said Mike Mastin Leopardo’s Senior Vice President of Residential. “It’s wonderful to have our team and project partners recognized for all the hard work they’ve invested over the past several years making this redevelopment vision a reality for the community.”

Currently Leopardo has several other major multifamily developments under construction in Chicagoland including Encuentro Square, 4713 North Western Avenue, Prospect Senior Lofts, and South Park Plaza, as well as a multi-site renovation underway for Boulevard Apartments.

Sheffield of Lincoln Park was developed through a joint venture partnership between PIRHL and the Chicago Housing Authority. Leopardo Construction and UJAMAA Construction worked together in a joint venture as the general contractor for the project (Leopardo/UJAMAA JV). Tandem Ventures was the regulatory compliance consultant, and the architect of record was RATIO.