Leopardo Construction tops off $26 million Wrigleyville mixed-use structure

Leopardo Construction tops off  million Wrigleyville mixed-use structure

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated says it has topped off a 120-unit mixed-use development at 949 W. Dakin St. in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood.

Leopardo Construction is the general contractor. A Chicago building permit issued in July 2000 puts the project value at $26 million. Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Architects designed the seven-story building.

The project will be named Wrigleyville Lofts, across the street from the Sheridan Red Line station and two and a half blocks north of Wrigley Field.

The structure will include a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, plus 14,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail space. Lakeview Ace Hardware, which occupied the single-story structure previously on the site, will return to anchor the corner commercial space at Dakin Street and Sheridan Road. Lakeview Ace, owned by Joe Lomanto, is also a minority partner in the development.

Wrigleyville Lofts Rooftop Deck

“This is a beautiful boutique building that takes advantage of its proximity to Wrigley Field, transit options, Lake Michigan and all the classic bars and restaurants of the Wrigleyville neighborhood to offer residents a great living experience,” said Blas Puzon, chief investment officer for Draper and Kramer. “The area around the ballpark has always been vibrant and popular. Recent development has only made it more so, with visitors now coming year-round thanks to new hospitality and retail offerings, and more people than ever wanting to live here.”

Upon completion, the community will include 108 one-bedroom/one-bath and 12 two-bedroom/two-bath units ranging in size from 620 to 1,040 sq. ft.

Wrigleyville Lofts Entry

The Chicago regional office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financed the project, with Gershman Mortgage acting as the HUD lender.

Key subtrades listed on the building permit include: Electrical – Merit Electric LLCmasonry – RV Builders, Corp.plumbing – Corporate Plumbing Inc.; and refrigeration and ventilation – HTH Mechanical Services.


Managing editor of the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
New $4.25 million clubhouse in the works for Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin
The Boys & Girls Club of South Elgin is preparing to start construction of its new 20,000
Multiple IDOT Projects Scheduled In Will County Area
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that multiple improvement projects in the Will County
DPD unveils four net-zero high-rises proposals for Prime Loop site
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has unveiled four mixed-use redevelopment proposals for city-owned property at
McShane to build mixed-use development at Naperville’s CityGate Centre
Lincoln Property Company and Calamos Real Estate have selected McShane Construction Company to add a new mixed-use multi-family development to
City seeks redevelopment proposals for former Grand Boulevard streets and Sanitation office
The Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the former
Uber spends $55 million on tenant fit-up for reduced Old Post Office space
As the Old Post Office redevelopment takes shape, Chicago has issued a $55 million building permit to
McShane providing design-build services for three speculative industrial Melrose Park buildings
McShane Construction Company says it is providing design-build services for Industry Center at Melrose Park on
$115 million UIC computer center construction to proceed on accelerated schedule
The Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB), LMN Architects, and Booth Hansen have announced plans for the design and
AIA Chicago names Jen Masengaarb as executive director, after Zurich Esposito’s controversial exit
AIA Chicago has selected Jen Masengarb, a 20-year architecture veteran with deep Chicago ties, as its
Register Beginning May 18 for Exciting Fall Soccer Offerings
Fall Youth Soccer Registration Dates Tuesday, May 18 at noon for girls Wednesday, May 19