Current Projects

New Construction Chicago Area

Current Projects

When it comes to new construction or renovation projects, Chicago metro area companies and developers know what to look for and will definitely find it in a building by Joseph J. Duffy Company.

Although our office is based in the city, it is easy to spot our company’s quality construction all over the Midwest region. We include projects in a variety of suburbs, from northern, western, southern, and reaching into NW Indiana.

In the metro area new construction projects are easy to find, but the quality, experience and honesty provided by Joseph J. Duffy Company is what makes our work stand out. Look below for examples of projects that are currently in the works, and learn what our new construction in Chicago and the surrounding Northern Illinois area is all about.  

 

Trianon Lofts

Client: Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)

JJ Duffy begins construction on Trianon Lofts, a Housing and Retail Project in the Woodlawn Community. Groundbreaking ceremonies held on Thursday, July 21 signal the start of construction on Trianon Lofts, 803 East 61st Street. The housing and retail project is the first predominantly market rate rental housing to be built in Woodlawn in more than 50 years, according to the developers, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH).

The total project development cost of $12.5 million will result in a structural steel frame building with 24 two bedroom/two-bath units and 7,000 square feet of commercial space demonstrates "the ongoing revitalization of Woodlawn and is the latest element of a strong, healthy community." Each apartment will feature 900 to 950 square feet of living space, 10-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and an in-unit washer/dryer. Duffy worked extensively with POAH and Urban Works, the architect, to make this project possible.

Woodlawn is conveniently located between the University of Chicago and the end of the CTA's Green Line. The neighborhood is minutes from the future home of the Obama Presidential Library.

Ekstam Assisted Living

Client: Covenant Health Care Centers, Inc.

Joseph J. Duffy CO. has been selected by Covenant Health Care Centers, Inc. to begin a program to update this 2004 era 36,000 square feet facility. This project, designed by BLDD Architects, will increase Ekstam's capability of providing care for residents living with dementia and their care givers in the 62 Assisted Living apartments with a household type layout that encompass this area. Also, many aspects of the interior decor are outdated and in need of replacement with updated features for the current and anticipated resident population and are a part of this project.

In addition the current Ekstam 'main entry' is located at the town center and is not easily located by visitors. This has caused confusion for many visitors, so a new entrance is being created to more clearly serve this facility. As this program continues it will expand the capacity of the memory care with updated finishes and reconfigured common spaces. Assisted Living dining will be relocated to the second floor and is designed to include a finishing kitchen to enhance the dining experience. This project will better serve residents and staff with a remodeled and enriching atmosphere.

Hope Manor- Joliet

Client: Volunteers of America

Hope Manor III is the third supportive housing development in the U.S. designed specifically for Veterans with special needs and their families. Hope Manor III will have 67 units in a campus like setting consisting of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in multiples of 3 story building. The building will be built around a park and will include playground facilities for the children. The wood frame buildings will be built on 3+ acres of land that was a part of the former Silver Cross Hospital. Hope Manor III follows the Hope Manor I & II veterans related projects, also built by Joseph J. Duffy Co. for VOA. This development will continue to help Veterans change & improve their lives by promoting self-sufficiency, building new skills, creating strong support & most importantly helping them to take part into the community. The architect is Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects, P.C.

Montclare Senior Residences SLF of Lawndale

Client: Montclare Senior Residences SLF of Lawndale, LLC

Montclare Senior Residences five (5) story masonry bearing precast superstructure contains 101 one bedroom and 19 two bedroom Supportive Living Units for a total of 120 units. All the units consist of a living room, kitchen and full bath. The residences are to be served three meals daily in main dining room. The Montclare Senior Residence includes exterior courtyards, lighted walking paths, seating, gazebo, activity rooms, wellness center, beauty shops, etc. Construction phase includes development 2.5 acre site & public right away improvements, followed by the construction of the apartments. Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects, P.C. are the architect.

Azpira Place of Lake Zurich SLF

Client: PSL Lake Zurich Property Owner, LLC

Azpira Place is a three story senior living apartment building with wood frame construction. It will have 118 one bedroom apartments and 2 studio units. All units will have individually controlled HVAC systems. The one bedroom apartments will consist of a living room area, kitchen and full bath. Reconstruction services included early conceptual budgeting to final fixed price construction contract. Construction phase includes development of 5+ acre site following by the construction of Azpira Place. Site amenities includes 2 large patios including grills, seating areas plus a gazebo. The architect on the project is Behles + Behles Architecture.