Construction has been completed on the renovation of 150 apartments at Prairie Shores at 2801-3001 S Martin Luther King Drive. Located on a 20-acre site in Bronzeville, the five-tower complex spans from E 28th Street to E 31st Street. Developed from 1957 to 1961, the project was purchased in 2019 by developers Golub & Company and Farpoint Development.
With a total of 1,675 residential units, Prairie Shores is undergoing a multi-phased renovation. Designed by Kaufman & O’Neil, the units will feature a more open floor plan and updated interiors. The scope of work includes the installation of new appliances, countertops, plank flooring, plumbing, fixtures and lighting, plus electrical system upgrades, and painting. Building corridors will also receive new finishes.
The team began staggered renovations of the studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments at Prairie Shores in the fall of 2020. With units being renovated in phases, the community could maintain its high occupancy levels and minimize disruption for current residents.
Working in occupied buildings, the construction team is sharing loading docks, elevators and building access points for construction activities with tenants, as well as building services such as trash removal.
McHugh Construction and Crea Construction are the general contractors working on this project.