McShane is providing design-assist construction services for Kirwan Apartments in Waukegan, Illinois. The 24-unit affordable housing residence is designed to allow adults with physical disabilities to live independently.
Positioned on a one-acre site adjacent to OTR’s Gustafson Apartments, the three-story wood frame building will feature 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.
The barrier-free units will be offered in one-bedroom configurations. Tenant amenities will include a community room and laundry facilities. Additionally, the site will provide 20 surface parking spaces.
The building was designed with sustainability in mind to meet requirements for ComEd’s Energy Efficiency Grant for affordable housing.