Current Projects

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.

KLEO Art Residences

Client: Brin Life Center, LLC

The KLEO Art Residences started becoming a reality with the takeoff of construction this past January. The 58 unit 4 story building will include apartments for artists and their families. In addition to the apartments, there will be 5,000 SF of retail and studio space on the ground floor; the studios will be used by the artists in the pursuit of their work. A FIRST for Chicago and the Midwest, the exterior will be a curtain wall system made from two-toned polycarbonate, translucent panels, which will provide ample light for artists to do their work. This innovative exterior was specified by the designer of the building, JGMA Architects. Safeway-JJ Duffy Joint Venture has moved past excavation, installation of the foundation, and underground services. The company is now beginning work on the superstructure of the 4 story building. The $23.5 million project is being developed by Brinshore Development LLC. This will add the improvements made on Garfield Boulevard in the Washington Park neighborhood including the Art Block Project from the University of Chicago.

Brainerd Park Apartments

Client: Full Circle Communities, Inc.

Two story 36 units of permanent supportive housing for families in the Brainerd Park community area of Chicago. Safeway- JJ Duffy Joint Venture provided preconstruction services from early preliminary budget to a lump sum contract which evolved into this two story apartment building that provides a variety of apartments types for families. Duffy is providing construction services construct this wood frame facility complete with exterior of brick and fiber cements siding of horizontal lap and panels. The 1 and 2 bedroom units have 1 full bath and the 3 and 4 bedroom units have 2 full baths. The site includes a 28 car paved parking lot, landscaping with a patio area for the residents as well as a playground. Located across from the Brainerd Park Metra Station it is a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) that provides train service to downtown Chicago for families in 20 minutes.

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.

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.