Located in North Chicago, Illinois, Prairie View Apartments is a low-income housing complex that includes 224 units within 13 buildings. The entire complex needed extensive interior and exterior renovations, including:
The project required us to coordinate moving more than 100 tenants in and out of their units within state notification requirements (seven days prior to work taking place) while staying on a tight timeline. Inaccuracies in the original architectural plans and changes in property management during the project provided additional challenges.These factors, along with the sheer size of the project, required us to build a strong relationship with our client via daily communication and weekly status meetings with the onsite maintenance and property managers.
In total, our work took us through the replacement of 13 roofs and 1,100 windows, and many exterior doors, boilers and radiators; the addition of concrete ramps and asphalt striping; the repair of brick and concrete sidewalks; the remodeling of kitchens; and the conversion of 38 units to adaptability or full accessibility.
Mosaic Construction delivered a beautiful, energy-efficient and watertight property meeting Illinois Accessibility Code standards, and provided residents with living spaces they love to come home to. By bringing in our own architectural professionals to offer aesthetic recommendations and construction solutions where none existed, we acted as a true partner for our clients and their residents.
“During the renovation of the Prairie View property, Mosaic Construction went far beyond the bounds of construction, meeting with Village inspectors regularly to pass inspections and consulting with bank liaisons to ensure all money spent was properly utilized. Mosaic also worked with the Illinois Housing Development Authority to process the vast amounts of paperwork required for this project. They completed the work on schedule so DeBruler could receive the benefits of the tax credits we purchased."Andy DeBruler,