Ashley at Scholars Landing II Rendering

McShane to Build Ashley at Scholars Landing II in Atlanta

Ashley at Scholars Landing II will provide 212 mixed-income units.

McShane to Build Ashley at Scholars Landing II in Atlanta

McShane Construction Company was selected by repeat client The Integral Group to build the second phase of Ashley at Scholars Landing in Atlanta. The mixed-income multi-family residence will offer 212 units.

“We are excited to get started on the second phase of Ashley at Scholars Landing,” shared Brian Wood, Vice President at McShane. “We completed the first phase of the development with 135 units in 2020, and we look forward to bringing another 212 affordable and market rate units to Atlanta.”

The apartments will offer high-end finishes including stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Residents will be able to enjoy a clubroom, fitness center, micro-offices, and an activity space. Outside, the property integrates a pool area with cabanas and a walking park. Additionally, residents will have access to a precast parking garage.

Located at 680 Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard, the three- and four-story building features an exterior of Hardie siding and brick masonry. The building was designed to achieve EarthCraft Gold Certification.

Ashley at Scholars Landing II is expected to be completed in July 2025. JHP Architecture is the architect.

McShane Completes Home Chef’s Southeast Facility

The interior build-out of Home Chef’s new Southeastern Distribution Center in Douglasville, Georgia, has been completed. McShane Construction Company was selected by Home Chef to provide design-build services for the project. The 181,477-square-foot facility is used to process, store, and distribute Home Chef’s pre-portioned meal kits.

The first phase of the project involved building out 19,772 square feet of freezer space, 18,520 square feet of cooler space, office space, cold docks with 20 dock positions and two drive-in doors, cold production space, and a shipping area.

In the second phase of construction, McShane added a 10,000-square-foot ready-to-heat commercial kitchen within the cooler space.

Ready-to-Heat Kitchen

Same Team Approach
McShane is also working on three concurrent ready-to-heat kitchens for Home Chef in Illinois, Maryland and California. Utilizing the same project team from the Douglasville facility, McShane is able to streamline the construction process to get Home Chef’s operations up and running faster.

Ready-to-Heat Prep Area


Connect with Tom to learn more about temperature-controlled build-to-suit facilities.

Tom Beres
Regional Vice President – Industrial

McShane Delivers Hackney House Apartments

McShane Construction Company is pleased to announce the completion of Hackney House Apartments, a 302-unit multi-family development located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The project, which features 20 garden-style and townhome buildings, was built for repeat client Mandel Group.

“We are happy to have completed our second project with our partner, Mandel Group,” shared Scott Hoppa, Senior Vice President at McShane. “Hackney House is a beautiful development that offers luxury living in the highly rated community of Oconomowoc, so it was an honor to work with Mandel to bring this project to life.”

The 34.45-acre site incorporates 18 two-story garden-style buildings and two three-story townhome buildings. Inspired by the “mews house” concept, the community exudes a modern farmhouse aesthetic, offering intimate courtyards to facilitate use of the large site and resident interaction.

Designed to meet National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certification, sustainable materials such as board and batten siding, stone masonry, and native plants were used in the buildings and landscaping.

The amenities include a 4,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center and gourmet kitchen, an outdoor pool with a Baja lounge shelf, and an outdoor kitchen featuring a grill and patio dining. Additional amenities include off-leash dog parks, a pet spa, an event lawn, a natural playground, and a car wash. The development also incorporates 11 detached garages.

Units are offered in one- to three-bedroom floor plans with generous closet space, private entries, and in-unit washers and dryers. High-end finishes include quartz countertops, designer cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and wood-looking vinyl plank flooring.

The development was funded in part through HUD 221(d)(4) financing. As a well-versed HUD contractor, McShane was able to use their experience to ensure the process moved smoothly.

BSB Design served as the architect for Hackney House Apartments.

70 Affordable Apartments Coming to Madison

McShane Construction Company was selected by Lincoln Avenue Capital to provide design-assist construction services for The Derby Apartments in Madison, Wisconsin. The affordable housing development will integrate 70 apartments and 1,100 square feet of ground-floor office space for a local community group.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Lincoln Avenue Capital to strengthen the Madison community through affordable housing,” commented Alison Gorham, Director of Wisconsin Market at McShane. “With extensive experience building affordable housing communities across the country, we look forward to bringing Lincoln Avenue Capital’s vision to life and delivering high-quality homes that are financially accessible.”

With partial funding for the project provided by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), 14 of the units will meet WHEDA accessibility requirements, four of which will have roll-in showers for wheelchair access.

The units will boast stainless steel kitchen appliances, shaker-style cabinets, cultured marble bathroom vanity tops, and in-unit washers and dryers. Each apartment will feature luxury vinyl plank flooring in the living areas and carpeted bedrooms. First-floor units will offer private patios and units on floors two through four will have private balconies. The building will integrate 2,600 square feet of amenity space including a common area with a full kitchen and a fitness room.

The first-floor office suite will incorporate three private offices, a conference room, a classroom, and a reception and work area.

Designed by Knothe & Bruce Architects, the building will feature four stories of wood frame construction atop an underground precast parking garage with 61 parking spaces. The exterior façade will combine composite lap and panel siding with brick veneer.

The project was designed to meet Enterprise Green Communities standards and will integrate Energy Star rated appliances and a full solar array system on the roof to power the common areas.

As a design-assist project, McShane collaborated with the client and architect throughout the design and pre-construction phases. Benefits of this delivery method include a reduction in schedule overruns, improved constructability, and added value to the project.

Partial funding for the project is being provided by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).

Completion of The Derby Apartments is scheduled for September 2024.

McShane Completes Authentix Cartersville Apartments

McShane Construction Company completed construction at Authentix Cartersville for repeat client Continental Properties. Located in Cartersville, Georgia, the new garden-style community offers 240 units. This is the 22nd project McShane has completed for Continental.

“Our extensive partnership with Continental Properties is something we greatly value,” commented Scott Hoppa, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager at McShane. “We’re excited to see Continental expand their brand with Authentix communities and are proud to bring Authentix Cartersville to fruition for them.”

Designed by Excel Engineering, Authentix Cartersville offers modern, stylish, and practical homes. Each unit features premium finishes, hardwood-style flooring, modern kitchen appliances, in-unit washers and dryers, ample living and bedroom space, and abundant natural light. Residents can choose from studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom floorplans with private, ground-floor entrances.

Convenient on-site amenities include a clubhouse with a coffee bar, a 24-hour fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool, a barbeque area, and a sun deck. The pet-friendly community also offers a leash-free dog park and a pet spa.

The community is positioned on a 25-acre site and features 10 two-story wood-framed buildings with an attractive cement board exterior.

Located at 5000 Canton Highway, Authentix Cartersville offers easy access to shopping, entertainment, museums, and local colleges. Additionally, it is 45 miles from downtown Atlanta via I-75 and a short drive to Lake Allatoona, the Etowah River and the mountains, waterfalls, and forests of north Georgia.

2023 Project Manager of the Year

Jane Haag was named Project Manager of the Year at the 2023 Illinois Real Estate Journal Awards. As Senior Project Manager, Jane led project management efforts for two multi-family projects in 2022. In the Illinois Medical District of Chicago, she completed pre-construction and launched the construction of The Foglia Residences at The Chicago Lighthouse. The community will incorporate 76 units for residents who are blind, visually impaired, disabled, and veterans. The development is the first Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) building in the nation for the blind community.

Jane is also leading the construction of The Quin Apartments, a 373-unit multi-family development in Schaumburg, Illinois. At 708,000 square feet, the development is McShane’s largest multi-family community to date. Throughout construction, she has worked to maintain open communication with the owner, design team, and subcontractors, with the shared goal of completing the project within budget and on schedule.

Jane is passionate about increasing the representation of women in the construction industry. She founded McShane’s first women’s leadership group to provide women at all stages of their careers with access to learning opportunities, professional development, and resources, as well as a way for women to cultivate relationships within the company. She serves as a mentor for young women at the company as they navigate the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry and work to grow their careers.

Thrive Sweet Auburn Affordable Housing Completed in Atlanta

Construction is completed at Thrive Sweet Auburn, a unique mixed-use development in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn district that provides affordable housing and support services for low-income individuals and those experiencing homelessness.

McShane Construction Company built the development for repeat client Mercy Housing Southeast and their partner, Project Community Connections Incorporated (PCCI), a non-profit organization that works to end homelessness in Atlanta. The building combines 117 affordable apartment units with 11,400 square feet of ground-floor office space.

“We are very proud of this project and the impact it will have on its residents as well as surrounding community members,” shared Brian Wood, Vice President at McShane. “Affordable housing is an important factor in financial security for low-income families, and by receiving job training and support services at Thrive Sweet Auburn, they will be provided a great opportunity in maintaining that security.”

Affordable at 30 to 80 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), Thrive Sweet Auburn offers studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments that provide a welcoming and stable environment for low-income households. Twenty-three units are reserved as permanent supportive housing for households transitioning out of homelessness and additional units are reserved for U.S. military veterans.

In addition to providing affordable housing, Thrive Sweet Auburn offers an array of supportive services for residents and community members. The first floor serves as PCCI’s headquarters and holds offices for First Step Staffing, an organization that provides job coaching and employment opportunities to those experiencing homelessness or chronic poverty, previously incarcerated individuals, and military veterans. Other services at the development include a medical clinic, nutrition education, case management services, and a coffee shop.

Residents have access to additional amenities such as community rooms, wellness rooms, an outdoor pavilion, and a community garden.

Designed by Good Van Slyke Architecture, the four-story building features podium construction with office, amenity, and parking space on the first floor and apartments on floors two through four. The exterior is comprised of an attractive mix of brick, metal panels, and fiber cement siding. The building was designed to wrap around the iconic Atlanta Coca-Cola billboard that shares the site.

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze development integrates sustainable elements including wall, floor, and ceiling coverings/systems that do not require any finishing application, proper HVAC system sizing, high-efficiency lighting fixtures/bulbs, and insulation materials that are in accordance with CDPH/EHLB Standard Method v1.1. Additionally, the site offers easy access to public transportation and incorporates vegetation that promotes biodiversity.

Construction Completed at Domain CityGate

McShane Construction Company completed construction at Domain CityGate in Naperville, Illinois, for clients Lincoln Property Company and Calamos Real Estate. Located in Naperville’s CityGate Centre, Domain CityGate offers 285 luxury apartment units, a precast parking garage, and the shell for a future event center.

“CityGate Centre is a unique mixed-use community that integrates restaurants, retail, a hotel, wellness services, offices and, with the addition of Domain CityGate, housing,” commented Susan Uhlarik, Director of Multi-Family at McShane. “This makes Domain CityGate ideal for those looking for housing, employment, and entertainment within a single development.”

The development integrates four stories of wood-frame construction wrapped around a precast parking garage with 430 spaces. Atop the parking garage is a 38,000-square-foot rooftop event center shell. The building’s exterior features an attractive mix of brick, Hardie and Nichiha panel siding, metal panels, and glass.

The amenity-rich community offers a resident lounge with a kitchen, remote workspaces, a fitness center with a yoga room, and a bike lounge. Outside, residents can enjoy a pool with poolside cabanas, a pergola, grills, fire pits, a private pickleball court, and a dog run.

Units are offered in studio, one-, and two-bedroom floorplans and boast stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, luxury vinyl-tile flooring, walk-in closets, and in-unit washers and dryers. Most units also offer a private balcony or patio.

Callison RTKL served as the architect for Domain CityGate.

How We Promote Safety on Our Job Sites

At McShane, we abide by the mentality of “Safety First, Last, and Always” on our job sites. This is ingrained in the minds of all our employees and is an expectation made clear to anyone who steps onto our job sites.

As we participate in Construction Safety Week, this is a good time to reflect on safe practices in the construction industry. While having a dedicated safety team is important, this alone is not enough to ensure a safe work site. It is imperative that everyone on site has the training needed to identify and address safety risks.

At McShane, we ensure all employees receive OSHA 30-hour training so they can recognize safety concerns and act on them. Additionally, the safety team engages employees on a regular basis by giving monthly awards to the project teams who perform the most safety audits through our mobile auditing system in each of our regions and by sending monthly safety quizzes to all employees. We also have national and regional safety committees that work to identify concerns on our sites and find solutions.

Our subcontractors and trade workers are the backbone of our projects, and building relationships with them is another crucial factor in keeping our job sites safe. We approach these relationships as a partnership and emphasize open communication so subcontractors know they can trust us and we, in turn, can trust that they will bring concerns to us.

We are proud of our accomplishments as a company as we look back on the past year. We experienced a dramatic increase in man-hours performed on our projects in 2022, which grew from 2.8 million to 4.2 million. Despite this, our overall incident rate remained solid at 0.7 for all our projects and subcontractors around the country, which is far below the national average.

Construction safety practices have come a long way, but there is still always room for improvement. By raising awareness of construction safety and taking steps to educate ourselves and others, we can create a safer industry.

23rd Place at Southbridge Completed

McShane Construction Company and their joint venture partner, Powers & Sons Construction, have completed the construction of 23rd Place at Southbridge for The Community Builders and McCaffery Interests. Located on the site of the former Harold Ickes Homes on Chicago’s Near South Side, the community offers 206 mixed-income apartments and 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space across two buildings.

“23rd Place at Southbridge is a beautiful community at the crossroads of South Loop, Chinatown, Bronzeville, and the Motor Row District,” stated Mat Dougherty, President at McShane. “The mixed-income unit structure makes the development accessible for residents at a broad range of income levels, encouraging economic diversity and inclusion within the community.”

Approximately 50 percent of units are affordable to households earning 80 percent of Area Median Income (AMI) or less through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Units boast spacious floor plans, nine-foot ceilings, quartz countertops, and plank flooring. All units have full-size appliances and in-unit washers and dryers, and select units offer balconies.

First-floor retail units bring convenience and commerce to the surrounding community. Additionally, the Community Life Center resides on the ground floor of 2344 S. State Street.

The development includes extensive amenity space on the first and sixth floors, including lounges, a fitness center, and terraces. A new public right-of-way, 23rd Place, connects the two buildings and can be closed off to create public gathering space for community activities. Both buildings feature covered passageways to provide retail customers with convenient access to stores.

23rd Place at Southbridge is a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) located adjacent to the Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line ‘L’ stop and near the Chinatown Red Line stop. This makes the property accessible for residents without cars as well as for community members visiting the development’s retail stores. By reducing the need to drive, Transit-Oriented Developments lower the area’s carbon footprint and negative impact on the environment.

Nia Architects and Antunovich Associates provided architectural services for 23rd Place at Southbridge. Learn more about the development here.

Kirwan Apartments Supportive Housing Completed in Illinois

Construction is completed at Kirwan Apartments in Waukegan, Illinois. McShane Construction Company provided design-assist construction services for the development on behalf of their client, Over the Rainbow (OTR). The 24-unit affordable housing residence allows adults with physical disabilities to live independently. The development is named after Leo Kirwan, an OTR resident, board member, and advocate for accessible housing.

“We are very pleased to have completed construction at Kirwan Apartments,” shared Susan Uhlarik, Director of Multi-Family at McShane. “Twenty-four adults with physical disabilities are now able to live in a home that they can call their own while receiving support that helps them thrive.”

Positioned on a one-acre site adjacent to OTR’s Gustafson Apartments, the three-story wood frame building features a Hardie panel exterior. The building was designed to be compact to maximize landscape and minimize cost. Its clean and simple lines lend to a modernist design, while the exterior colors compliment the surrounding environment.

All units feature one bedroom and one bathroom and are barrier free. Tenant amenities in the building include a community room and laundry facilities.

The building was designed with sustainability in mind to achieve National Green Building Standard Bronze Certification and to meet requirements for ComEd’s Energy Efficiency Grant for affordable housing.

Weese Langley Weese Architects provided architectural services for Kirwan Apartments.

2023 Largest Multi-Family Builders

The McShane Companies was ranked as #10 on the National Multifamily Housing Council’s list of largest multi-family builders in the nation. McShane has served the multi-family market since 1998 and began construction on 5,298 units in 2022.