Fox Valley Apartments
McShane is underway with the adaptive reuse construction of Fox Valley Apartments in Aurora, Illinois. The firm will renovate two historic school buildings and construct one new building to provide a total of 47 affordable housing units.
McShane will transform the 25,000-square-foot Mary A. Todd School into 11 apartment units and a health clinic for low-income families in the area. The firm will also renovate the 39,000-square-foot Lincoln Elementary School to offer 14 apartment units. Additionally, McShane will construct a new two-story, 28,000-square-foot building on the site that will encompass 22 apartment units.
The renovations will incorporate historical elements from the school buildings including trim, flooring, chalkboards, windows and doors. Units will be offered in one- to three-bedroom floorplans.
Amenities will include a common laundry room, a community room, a computer lab and tenant storage.
The project is designed to achieve NGBS Silver Certification.