McShane Construction Company recently broke ground at The Lodge of Northbrook on behalf of Omaha-based developer Essex Corp. The new 57-unit senior living development will be located on a six-acre site at 2220 Founders Drive situated just north of the Willow Festival Shopping Center in Northbrook. It will be located on land owned by The Society of The Divine Word, an international Catholic missionary order that settled the land in 1899.
The three-story residential building will feature a masonry façade accented by balconies and walk-out terraces, and residents will share access to a well-designed and expansive garden. The Lodge of Northbrook will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom units that include contemporary stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, Merillat cabinetry, in-unit washers and dryers and extended ceiling heights. The new 156,434-square-foot development will incorporate below grade car parking for residents. McShane will also construct shared amenity spaces that can be utilized by the seniors within the complex.
JSSH Architects Inc. is providing the architectural services for this assignment that is slated for completion in June 2013.