31. July 2015

Cicero and George Elderly Housing Project in Chicago

from Angie Tennyson

A new project in Chicago is breaking ground and Schӧck is pleased to be part of it.

The six-story, 79-unit building on the North-West corner of Cicero and George in Chicago, Illinois is part of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. The residential building is for seniors age 55 and over whose income meets the needs for affordable housing. The project will utilize Schӧck Isokorb type CM structural thermal breaks in the concrete slab connections of 16 balconies.

Hispanic Housing Development
Rendering of Cicero and George Elderly Housing

Led by Weese Langley Weese Architects Ltd., the residential building adds appeal to a busy corridor that has been an eyesore in the area. While providing affordable housing for seniors, the location also provides easy access to shopping and restaurants adding convenience for the residents. The building will host a variety of amenities for residents including walk-out Juliet balconies and floor to floor windows and protective parking. The brick masonry work and aluminum panels that make up the exterior of the building give it an appearance of having been built over time.

The Schock Isokorb structural thermal breaks will be part of 16 balconies including four balconies on stories 3-6. Other environmental amenities will be used including a water retention system, permeable pavers, “R” values in ceilings, walls, and windows, energy star appliances, and double glazed low “E” coated windows.


Project Details:

Architect: Weese Langley Weese Architects Ltd.

Developer: TROPIC construction

Building Control: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Structural Engineers: Forefront Structural Engineers


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