BMHA Facility Improvements
DiDonato Associates was selected as a consultant to provide design and construction phase services for various improvements at several BMHA developments. A summary of the projects is included below:
Commodore Perry Extension
This community is located along Perry Street, near Chicago. It features one and two bedroom senior apartments and apartments for the disabled. Work will include replacing rear doors, frames, hardware and building security interface; providing additional stairway lighting to meet legal requirements and create a more secure environment; and providing additional lighting in the parking lot to provide greater security for the residents.
Located on Elmwood Avenue, featuring studio and one bedroom apartments. Work will include removal and replacement of asphalt paving, entry drives, site lighting, and related stormwater management components. DiDonato also will provide detailed existing and final grades for all project elements. In addition, a 2005 study noted that 900 SF of brick work needs re-pointing. DiDonato will perform an investigation of the site and provide a detailed report of findings and provide detailed Contract Documents to repair the deficiencies. There also is a need for approximate 3,200 SF of roof replacement. Field verification will be required to determine existing conditions.
Monsignor Geary Apartments
This community is located on Bailey Avenue near Lovejoy and offers one and two bedroom apartments. The work needed at this site includes approximately 24,200 SF of asphalt paving milling and wearing surface overlay along with related site lighting work. Also needed is rehabilitation of existing elevators. The current elevator components are approximately 30 years old and are showing some signs of wear. The fire recall system also needs to be upgraded to meet Safety Code. DiDonato will study the elevators and related systems and provide a detailed design to upgrade the systems. In addition, trash compactors will be removed and replaced with detachable wheel out containers.
Fredrick Douglas Towers
Located at Clinton and Jefferson offering one, two and three bedroom apartments, with some wheelchair accessible units. Work will include parking lot reconstruction and site restoration along with removing existing 1st floor security locks and improvements to the 1st floor security system